A narrative integrative review on the evidence for hoof trimming found 16 articles on efficacy, frequency, and associations with behavior and physiologic parameters. Review of these studies revealed (1) hoof trimming is associated with behavior and physiologic changes; (2) increasing the frequency of hoof trimming seems to decrease the incidence of hoof lesions; (3) there is limited research to support any particular technique; and (4) descriptions of the hoof trimming techniques used is inadequate in most articles. To increase scientific support for hoof trimming practices, current knowledge gaps in technique, timing, and frequency of hoof trimming need to be addressed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Veterinary Clinics of North America - Food Animal Practice|
|State||Published - Jul 2017|
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