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HOOF CARE From page 39 such as zinc and biotin, it is much more likely that they will produce good-quality hoof horn and have stronger feet. However, over-feeding a horse can lead to a painful and potentially serious ailment of the foot named laminitis. Different species require different amounts of routine hoof management practices to keep them in healthy condition. Cattle, horses, sheep and goats do not require extensive trimming if the hoof remains balanced and wears down evenly on all walls of the hoof. Trimming of the hoof is necessary if you need to restore H