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hello sir. at our local racing stables, trainers prefer caster oil to be applied on horse hooves. may i know why only caster oil?

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HELLO CAINE...THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTION...

MAY BE that's the "easiest" thing to get or purchase??
It,s alright... but it,s alittle thick & won't penetrate the hoof wall or coronary band well !!

A Tea tree oil, sunflower oil or such that is thinner, would work better in my opinion.

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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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