Standardizing excellence in hoof care.
Our practitioners strive to promote and educate about the importance of a wholistic view of equine podiatry, including an understanding of hoof function, new trimming techniques and how changes in equine management, diet and husbandry promote healing and soundness for the hooves and the whole equine, as well as promoting the practice of maintaining healthy hooves with flexible protection.
In January 2021, a small group of barefoot trimmers got together to chat about a few needs each saw in the trimming industry in their provinces. At the end of this informal meeting a decision was made to rise to the occasion, bring more trimmers to the table, and create some guidelines for the profession. It took about six months of weekly meetings with trimmers across the country to create a “codex” for the practice and standards of the profession.
The CEHCA codex reflects the work that is being done in other fields of animal health care, with the goal of creating a clear set of standards for the benefit of professionals, animal owners, and of course, the horses themselves.
CEHCA operates as a registered not-for-profit association uniting its members in an ongoing quest for personal and industry-wide development. We invite you to join us in creating a professional, pan-Canadian community.