Hoof Staple: Keeping It Together
The first line of offense in fixing a hoof crack is to stabilize the hoof and coronet to encourage healthy new growth of the wall, we are taught. How to stabilize and how far down the hoof wall are important questions to consider. A new product called Hoof Staple gives alternatives and adjustability in the treatment of cracks. Stainless steel "staples", sometimes called "French clips", are available in three sizes, and hold either side of the hoof wall in a desired position.