Hoof Care

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Your Virtual File Storage Box

February 24, 2014

Fill your virtual file box with equine articles and tools from The Horse's weekly and monthly e-newsletters. ... Read More

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The Real Cost of Horse Ownership

February 20, 2014

Working with horses can be very rewarding, but it is important to plan a budget for time and finances.... Read More

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Hoof Problem Protocol

February 19, 2014

Should you call the vet or farrier? Find out the best next step to take during a hoof-related emergency.... Read More

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Caring for Miniature Horses

January 31, 2014

Dr. Erin Denney-Jones provides general information about caring for Miniature Horses. ... Read More

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University of Illinois to Host Horseman's Clinic

January 26, 2014

Lecture topics will include exercise intolerance, wound care, hoof care, ophthalmology, and more.... Read More

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UK Seminar Series Kicks Off Jan. 30

January 24, 2014

On Jan. 30, two speakers will discuss inflammatory airway disease.... Read More

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Outcomes of Solar Surface Penetration Injuries Studied

January 24, 2014

Solar foot penetrations involving the joints can be career- and even life-threatening injuries.... Read More

The Budweiser Clydesdales, which number 170, require custom care.

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Keeping the Big Guys Healthy

January 20, 2014

Caring for draft horses involves both physiological and logistical challenges. ... Read More

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Maryland Farriery Seminar Scheduled for March 22

January 19, 2014

The University of Maryland will host an introduction to farriery seminar on March 22.... Read More

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A Hunter Rider's Resolutions

January 08, 2014

What goals have you set for you and your horse this year? ... Read More

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The Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2013

January 02, 2014

Covering a variety of horse health topics, the following articles received the most views in 2013.... Read More

Snow and ice can stick to the cold steel of horse shoes and form packed snowballs, which can cause horses to slip and fall. Prevent this from happening by leaving your horse barefoot in the winter or asking your farrier to include snow pads during your horse’s winter shoe cycles.

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Readers Say No Shoes This Winter

December 24, 2013

More than half of the readers responding to a recent poll said their horses go barefoot year-round. ... Read More

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Veterinarian-Farrier Team Key to Managing Laminitic Horses

December 10, 2013

Both individuals' expertise is needed to rehab and maintain these horses' feet for the best possible outcome.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Hoof Wall Tubule Density, Morphology

December 06, 2013

Researchers are studying if hoof wall tubule density could provide clues as to a laminitic horse's prognosis.... Read More

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Rutgers Announces Seminar on Caring for the Equine Athlete

December 03, 2013

Lecture topics will include conditioning, saddle fitting, and hoof balance, among others.... Read More

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Study: Underrun Heels Impair Horses' Hoof Loading Ability

November 28, 2013

Researchers confirmed that horses with collapsed heels have impaired hoof deformation and shock absorption.... Read More

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You Can't Spell Laminitis Treatment without Team

November 20, 2013

At the Laminitis Conference I witnessed a farrier-veterinarian-owner team approach to horse care.... Read More

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Senior Hoof Care Considerations

November 11, 2013

How do you keep your senior horses comfortable during hoof care?... Read More

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Career Guide for New Farriers Goes Digital

September 08, 2013

"Getting Started In Hoof Care: A Career Guide For The New Farrier" is now available in a digital format.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Critical Hoof Emergencies

September 03, 2013

Of the 371 voters, 255 (69%) indicated they have managed a serious hoof-related issue. ... Read More

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Rehabilitating the Laminitic Foot

August 30, 2013

Dr. Scott Morrison of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital shares solutions for supporting laminitic horse hooves.... Read More

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Summer's Foot Frustrations

August 12, 2013

Kentucky's wet and mild summer has brought with it a bevy of hoof-care challenges.... Read More

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Physical Exam of the Horse Hoof

July 21, 2013

Learn about healthy hoof conformation and common, potentially function-affecting abnormalities.... Read More

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Kentucky Derby Contender Examined by Hoof Specialist

July 12, 2013

Normandy Invasion has been troubled by an abscess that did not respond to normal treatment.... Read More

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Shoeing Techniques to Optimize Hind Hoof Unrollment

June 09, 2013

Researchers evaluated shoeing options to optimize hind hoof unrollment (or toe movement through the stride).... Read More