Using a Hoof Tester
Finally, the veterinarian feels uses the hoof tester to determine if any areas of the hoof are sore.
Grasp the hoof between the jaws of the tester and squeeze gently but firmly. Observe if the horse reacts to the squeezing of the hoof. Test the frog, heel and navicular areas for pain.
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Helpful hints for using a hoof tester.