Recent News for Hoof Problems

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Why Does a Horse Cock a Hind Leg?

January 29, 2015

A vet and horse behavior expert shares how to distinguish between normal hind-leg resting behavior and lameness.... Read More

Article

Subjective vs. Objective Lameness Identification Methods

January 28, 2015

Subjective clinical evaluation allows practitioners to detect mild lameness as well or better than objective methods.... Read More

Hoof testers add pressure to the foot’s sole and can indicate if the horse has any hoof discomfort or pain.

Article

Using Flexion and Wedge Tests to Diagnose Foot Pain

January 22, 2015

Learn how equine practitioners can assess and pinpoint the source of foot pain using a methodical series of tests.... Read More

Article

Can Horses Take Firocoxib Long-Term?

January 19, 2015

Is long-term use of Previcox for treating pain related to navicular syndrome in horses okay?... Read More

Article

Which Cryotherapy Method Works Best for Cooling Hooves?

January 18, 2015

Methods that immerse the hoof and limb in ice and water to at least fetlock level are most effective.... Read More

Article

Memorial Wall Honors Horses, Facilitates Research Funding

January 04, 2015

The Animal Health Foundation wants to ensure that no horse or pony with laminitis is ever forgotten.... Read More

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Navicular Drug Receives FDA Approval

December 23, 2014

Tildren is approved to control clinical signs associated with navicular syndrome in horses.... Read More

Article

Neurectomy for Laminitis

December 22, 2014

My veterinarian suspects my horse has laminitis. Would a neurectomy help my horse's condition?... Read More

Article

EMS: Equine Enemy No. 1

December 15, 2014

Equine metabolic syndrome doesn't just cause equids' girths to expand; it can also lead to other health conditions.... Read More

Article

New Laminitis Research Projects on the Horizon

December 06, 2014

Topics include diet's impact on senior and obese horses' microbiota, and predisposition to pasture-associated laminitis.... Read More

Article

The Buyer's Guide to Prepurchase Exams

December 01, 2014

He might seem perfect--but before you call him yours, determine if a horse is sound and serviceable for the job at hand.... Read More

Article

Study: Hops Can Help Reduce Fructan Fermentation

November 10, 2014

Vets could potentially use hops extract to mediate health conditions associated with carbohydrate overload.... Read More

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Navicular Disease and Fracture

October 27, 2014

My horse has a fractured navicular bone that has calcified. Is there any treatment or surgery available to repair it?... Read More

Dr. Tania Perez, a veterinary anesthesiologist, checks the pulse on a horse about to undergo a computed tomography (CT) scan in WSU’s new high-speed spiral CT machine.

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State-of-the-Art Imaging Techniques Reviewed

October 11, 2014

Learn how computed tomography (CT), MRI, and nuclear scintigraphy can help vets diagnose issues within horses' bodies.... Read More

Article

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Obesity

September 08, 2014

Researchers went looking for the cause of Great Britain's growing equine obesity problem. Here's what they found.... Read More

Isabell Werth’s mare, Bella Rosa, come up lame on Day Two of WEG.

Commentary

X: You're Out

August 27, 2014

Imagine making it all the way to WEG and then finding out your horse can't compete after all.... 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.

Article

Bute, Firocoxib Compared for Alleviating Hoof Lameness

August 24, 2014

While Bute was more effective at label dose, one vet says new dosing firocoxib recommendations could impact the results.... Read More

Article

Brazilian Triple Crown Winner Being Treated for Laminitis

August 13, 2014

Bal A Bali is being treated by Dr. Weston Davis of Palm Beach Equine and Dr. Vern Dryden of Rood & Riddle.... Read More

Article

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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Researcher Reviews How to Reduce Laminitis Incidence

July 11, 2014

One veterinarian said dietary management is the key to reducing the incidence of laminitis.... 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

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Starlight Racing to Help Fund Laminitis Research

June 24, 2014

Starlight Racing is donating in memory of racehorse Intense Holiday, who recently succumbed to the disease.... Read More

External abscesses due to pigeon fever most commonly occur in the pectoral region and require surgical lancing to drain.

Article

Pigeon Fever: Myths and Misconceptions

June 20, 2014

As pigeon fever spreads across the United States, so does information--and misinformation--about it. ... Read More

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Commentary: One Death Too Many

June 14, 2014

Steve Haskin shares thoughts on Intense Holiday's death, injuries and deaths in horse racing, and laminitis.... Read More

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Racehorse Intense Holiday Euthanized Due to Laminitis

June 13, 2014

The 3-year-old colt, who underwent surgery recently for a condylar fracture, was euthanized due to laminitis.... Read More