Recent News for Hoof Care and Balance

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Cornell Holds 2014 Farrier Conference

November 15, 2014

This year marked the 30th anniversary of the conference and the 100th anniversary of Cornell's farrier school.... Read More

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Participation Sought on Performance Horse Management Survey

November 11, 2014

The survey is for a study into links between management practices and musculoskeletal health, injury, and performance.... Read More

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Is My Farrier a Biosecurity Risk?

November 10, 2014

A horse owner wonders if a farrier moving from barn to barn during the day could spread equine diseases.... Read More

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How Much Does it Cost to Rescue a Horse?

November 05, 2014

A law enforcement officer and a horse rescuer reveal what's behind rescuing and rehabilitating a neglected equid.... Read More

And even with preventive measures, snowballs can build up. Protect your horse from slipping and injury by removing snow and ice from his hooves as it builds up.

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Top Winter Hoof Care Tips

November 05, 2014

Remember these tips when planning and preparing your horse's winter hoof care regimen. ... Read More

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Kansas State to Host Equine Clinic on Nov. 8

November 03, 2014

Presentation topics will include senior horse dental problems, feeding horses, behavior, farriery, and more.... Read More

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AFA Announces Schedule for 2015 Annual Convention

October 24, 2014

Speakers for the American Farrier's Association (AFA) conference include top farriers and noted veterinarians.... Read More

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Tips for Preparing Your Older Horse for Winter

October 23, 2014

Take these considerations into account when preparing older horses for winter and maintaining them throughout.... Read More

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Optimizing Dressage Horses' Bodies for Peak Performance

September 19, 2014

From feeding and training to shoeing and warm-up protocols, learn how to keep your dressage horse fit to perform.... Read More

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Infographic: Scratches in Horses

September 15, 2014

Learn about scratches and how you can prevent and treat this frustrating pastern dermatitis in our visual guide.... Read More

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Why is the Frog of My Horse's Foot Falling Off?

August 26, 2014

A veterinarian and certified farrier explains frog exfoliation and what you should do if it happens to your horse.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Tipping Farriers

August 26, 2014

Of the 1,727 respondents, 1,220 people (71%) said they do not tip their farrier.... Read More

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Where Did Horses' Extra Toes Go?

August 15, 2014

Researchers believe modern horses' "extra" toes either don't develop fully or disappear during development.... Read More

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A Nail in the Hoof: What Would You Do?

August 04, 2014

How would you react if your horse stepped on a nail? One practitioner outlines the steps you should take.... Read More

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Risk Factors for EIPH in Australian Racehorses Studied

July 23, 2014

Researchers identified longer race distances, low ambient temperatures, and bar shoes as EIPH risk factors.... Read More

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Penn Vet's Farrier Service Pioneers Hoof Care Technologies

July 14, 2014

Chief of Farrier Services Pat Reilly continues to explore new materials and techniques to advance hoof care.... Read More

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The Thoroughbred Racehorse Foot

July 14, 2014

The Thoroughbred hoof's thin walls and sole make it susceptible to trauma and capsule distortion.... Read More

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Infographic: Navicular Disease

June 30, 2014

Learn about navicular disease, a common condition that causes up to 1/3 of all front-limb equine lamenesses.... Read More

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.

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Hoof Anatomy, Part 2: Outer Structures

June 25, 2014

The outer hoof's health affects the bones and soft tissues within, and vice versa. ... Read More

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What Shape are my Horse's Feet In?

May 27, 2014

Even horses with less-than-ideal feet can lead sound and productive careers.... Read More

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Treating Suspensory Injuries with Fetlock Support Shoes

May 14, 2014

Veterinarians determined that the fetlock support shoe could be helpful in treating suspensory desmopathy.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Hoof Care Costs

May 13, 2014

Of the 1,142 respondents, 824 (72%) said they spend $100 or less per horse when the farrier or trimmer visits.... Read More

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Fighting White Line Disease

May 06, 2014

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

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SPANA Launches Fundraising Effort to Train African Farriers

May 03, 2014

A survey found that most cart horses in two Ethiopian towns suffer from problems caused by poor farriery.... Read More

When blood flow within the hoof to the coffin bone is compromised for long periods, the bone breaks down starting at the trim and can lose significant mass, as seen with the bone on the right.

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Horse Hoof Anatomy, Part 1

April 23, 2014

Learn how the bones and soft tissues in a horse's hoof work together and impact soundness. ... Read More