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hello sir, how frequently the frog of the hoof keeps growing? i mean, old one worn out and the new frog growing.

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HELLO ROHIT...

The frog continusley grows year round. It usually exfoliates little by little all
year long in small increments.

At times, especially during periods of rainy/wet weather, the frog can turn loose and shed
off in big pieces and can be sensitive because the new frog underneath hasn't had time
to callouse up enough !!

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Joepaul Meyers,CJF

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Joepaul Meyers,C.J.F.

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With over 40yrs. as a Certified Journeyman/Master Farrier, I have taught at the Univ.& Trade School levels. My specialty is Veterinary Farriery, Lameness and Therapeutic shoeing.

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