A quick tip — plus links to many more! — from our friends at Kentucky Performance Products.
In the wet winter months when snow and rain turn dirt to mud, make it a daily habit to remove manure and uneaten hay from feeding areas in pastures and dry lots. If left on the ground, these materials mix with the wet soil and cause boggy areas to develop. Decaying organic matter also increases the amount of bacteria and fungus in the soil, which can lead to thrush and other hoof problems.
Other winter resources:
- Winter Hoof Care Reminders
- Keeping Horses Clean in the Cold Weather
- Tips for Feeding Special Needs Horses in the Winter
- Managing Metabolically Challenged Horses in Winter
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