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Round Hoof Tester Stainless Steel

Hoof testers are used to locate painful areas on the horses foot. It helps to locate areas of bruising or puncture wounds and it is commonly used to help diagnose laminitis, navicular diseases or to locate abscesses. To test the hoof simply place one end of the jaw onto the suspected area and the other on the outer hoof wall and exert gentle pressure by closing the handles. The horses reaction to this is the indicator of pain or not