Recent News for Hoof Problems


How to Manage Limb Lacerations in Horses

November 24, 2015

Knowing how and being prepared to triage serious wounds can help improve a patient's likelihood for a good recovery.... Read More


2016 Heumphreus Lecture to Feature Dyson, Moon

November 12, 2015

Sue Dyson, MA, Vet MB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS, and Grant Moon, CJF, AWCF, will present on hoof-related topics.... Read More

Extensive ossification of the ungular cartilages. The lateral (on the right) ungular cartilage is thicker than the medial (on the left) ungular cartilage.


Are Ossified Ungular Cartilages Clinically Significant?

November 11, 2015

Some horses can develop lameness associated with injury of ossified ungular cartilages or the adjacent coffin bone.... Read More


Lateral Resistance in a Quarter Horse

November 10, 2015

My horse is healthy and sidepasses well to the right, but not left. Could it be because he's in pain?... Read More


Laminitis Research Grant Pre-Proposals Sought

November 03, 2015

The AAEP Foundation is accepting pre-proposals for research projects on supporting limb laminitis until Jan. 15, 2016.... Read More


Infographic: Handling Hoof Abscesses

October 23, 2015

Hoof abscesses are a common cause of severe lameness in horses. Find out how to manage one in our step-by-step guide.... Read More


2016 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 23, 2015

Lecture topics will include mare, stallion, and foal care; navicular syndrome; the digestive tract; and more.... Read More


The Frustrations of White Line Disease

October 21, 2015

Learn how to detect and manage this insidious hoof infection.... Read More


Hoof Cracks and Lameness

October 14, 2015

Can a horse go lame because of extreme hoof cracks and not being trimmed regularly? ... Read More


Foot Pain in Horses: More Than Meets the Hoof

October 14, 2015

The horse's lower limb is subject to a multitude of injuries that can baffle even the most veteran veterinarians.... Read More


Managing Navicular Syndrome

October 07, 2015

Are there times I shouldn't work my young horse recently diagnosed with navicular syndrome? ... Read More


Venograms and Laminitis

September 30, 2015

What is a venogram, and how is it used to help diagnose laminitis?... Read More


Fighting White Line Disease

September 26, 2015

Proper hoof care, diet, and environment are key to curbing this aggressive fungal infection. ... Read More


Rehabilitating Sport Horses

September 23, 2015

Here's how to get your performance horse back to the show ring safely and successfully after layup. ... Read More


Diagnosing Equine Lameness Early

September 21, 2015

What do you do when your horse isn't moving quite right? Here's a look at how to diagnose lamenesses early.... Read More


Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

September 15, 2015

Take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development, such as combating obesity and reducing pasture and NSC intake.... Read More


2015 AAEP Focus on Poor Performance Meeting Tweets

September 11, 2015

Highlights and take-homes from the 2015 AAEP Focus on Poor Performance meeting in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Read More


Survey: Limbs, Not Feet, Main Cause of Lameness

August 27, 2015

A British survey revealed that lameness is three times more likely to be caused by limb conditions than hoof problems.... Read More

This moist, spongy lesion in the hoof's sulci region is characteristic of canker.


Equine Canker

August 23, 2015

Canker is an unusual condition of the horse's foot that affects the frog, bars, and sole. ... Read More


Ringbone Treatment Options

August 22, 2015

What is the best way to treat ringbone in horses?... Read More


Therapeutic Shoeing Part 1: Foot Fundamentals

August 18, 2015

Addressing the anatomy, conformation, and biomechanical principles of the equine foot.... Read More

Study pony Molly weighed 279 kilograms (about 615 pounds, above) before starting the weight loss program. She weighed 257 kilograms (about 566 pounds, below) after completing the program.


Studies Show How to Reduce Serious Risks Posed to Fat Ponies

August 13, 2015

Owner-managed weight loss in horses with EMS reduced both insulin resistance and susceptibility to laminitis.... Read More


Hoof Radiographs: More Than Meets the Eye

August 12, 2015

Something on the X rays looks a bit off--is it significant or of no consequence? It depends on what you find.... Read More


Poll Recap: Addressing Hoof Abscesses

August 11, 2015

Of the 1,076 respondents, 48% said they soak the affected foot in Epsom salts and water if they suspect an abscess.... Read More


Sedation's Impact on Horses' Movement Patterns

August 05, 2015

A low dose of the sedative xylazine did not affect horses movement patterns, but higher doses could have more impact.... Read More