What causes white flaky hoof sole, and what can be done about it?

Horses June 09, 2009 Print Friendly and PDF
Flaky soles are not a problem if the foot is healthy otherwise. The flaky material is just a buildup of old sole that has not been worn off by the horse. Some farriers will remove most of this during a trim, while others will leave it to provide extra protection for the horse's sole.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.