hoof cracks

hoof cracks

for single cracks in individual hooves see sandcrack, quarter crack. Multiple cracks in all hooves represent a response to a systemic state, usually nutritional deficiency, e.g. hypovitaminosis A in all species, hypobiotinosis A in pigs.
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Pain can also be caused by overgrown/misshapen hooves or severe hoof cracks.
If a herd is having trouble with hoof cracks, mineral supplementation (especially the use of chelated zinc and copper, which seems to be better utilized by the body) may help.
Many areas of the country are deficient in selenium, but there are a few places where selenium levels are high enough to be toxic, causing loss of tail hair and severe hoof cracks.