Anatomy of the equine hoof

Anatomy of the equine hoof

Anatomy of the equine hoof

The hoof is an important structure with a lot of different parts that work together as a whole. If one part fails, the whole hoof can fail, giving rise to issues of lameness. An understanding of the structure of the hoof is important to identifying signs of laminitis, navicular disease or other problems in your horse.

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the parts of the hoof – internal and external.
  • Discuss the function of each part of the horse’s hoof.
  • Explain possible causes of navicular disease/navicular syndrome.

If you score over 70% in the quiz at the end, you can download a free certificate and an electronic badge to share on your linkedin and social media profiles to show you have passed this course.

Members are welcome to ask questions and/or discuss the contents of this course on the members’ forum.

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