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hello sir, how to get to know that my horse's hoof has grown and need to be trimmed?

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Hello Rohit,

On average your horse's hoof grows 3/8 of an inch or more every 6 to 8 weeks. This amount of growth is enough to require a hoof to be trimmed. If your horse wears shoes you may need to trim the hoof and re-shoe the horse more often.

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Paul Roberson

Expertise

I can answer questions about hoof care, shoeing, trimming, diseases or lameness of the hoof. I can answer questions about horse motion as it relates to normal movement. I cannot answer any questions that require or request a veterinary diagnosis.

Experience

I have been a farrier since 1992. I served three terms as president of the local farriers association. I have conducted research into equine biomechanics.I have been an invited speaker as a subject matter expert in hoof care at youth and adult horse extension programs through the University of Tennessee. I have guest lectured horse courses at the University of Tennessee. I have presented scientific papers on equine biomechanics to the Equine Science Society, the American Society of Animal Scientists Southern Section and the United States Department of Agriculture. I have been an invited speaker at multiple horse industry associations as a subject matter expert on equine biomechanics of the Tennesseee Walking Horse.

Publications
American Farriers Journal, Voice Magaazine, Journal of Animal Science

Education/Credentials
Kentucky Horseshoeing School; Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, University of Tennessee; Master of Science in Animal Science, University of Tennessee

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