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Navicular Disease: Early Intervention and Long-Term Care

December 14, 2017

Learn about diagnosis and management of navicular horses and get your questions answered.... 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

December 06, 2017

Having a winter hoof care plan in place ahead of time can help eliminate worries during the deep freeze.... Read More

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A Window Into Your Horse's Sole

November 29, 2017

Does your horse have thin soles? Here's how to manage his feet to help keep him sound.... Read More

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Does Your Horse Have Healthy Hooves? Keep Them That Way

November 22, 2017

Consider the big picture--from farrier care and diet to environment and genetics--when maintaining your horse's feet.... Read More

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Study Confirms Common Shoeing Interval Benefits Horses

November 15, 2017

The traditional four- to six-week interval aligns perfectly with what's going on physiologically in the horse's hoof.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Barefoot for Winter

October 10, 2017

Of the 413 respondents, 219 (53%) said they have their horses' shoes pulled for the winter months.... Read More

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Equine Footwear for Road Riding

September 27, 2017

What can I shoe my horse with that will provide some protection for concussion from roads?... Read More

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What Shape are My Horse's Feet In?

September 12, 2017

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

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Life After Laminitis

September 07, 2017

Your laminitis survivor's true prognosis depends on how you manage him after the worst is over.... Read More

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Horse Hoof Pads: What Are They Good For?

September 06, 2017

Sometimes horses need a little extra support or protection. Find out how hoof pads can help.... 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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Trail Horse Hoof Care

September 05, 2017

Learn about the best trimming and shoeing practices to ensure your horse stays sound while traveling the trails.... Read More

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Hooves Helping Joints

July 11, 2017

Learn how smart trimming and shoeing techniques can help arthritic horses.... Read More

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Shoe Type Likely Doesn't Change Horse Movement

July 05, 2017

A study found little difference in gait between shoes, although shod horses moved differently than barefoot ones.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Radiographs for Horse Hoof Care

July 04, 2017

Of the 359 respondents, 101 (28%) said their hoof care professionals use radiographs to make trimming/shoeing decisions.... 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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Back to Barefoot

June 14, 2017

Going barefoot can benefit hoof health, but consider management and physical needs before pulling shoes.... Read More

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Equine Ringbone: Process, Progress, and Prognosis

May 24, 2017

Learn more about how veterinarians and farriers manage this degenerative arthritic condition.... Read More

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The Otherwise Apparently Healthy Collapsing Horse

May 24, 2017

Causes of collapse in apparently healthy horses range from sleep deprivation and pain to muscle disorders and pregnancy.... Read More

Acute and generally non-weight-bearing lameness caused by infection within the hoof.

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Hoof Abscesses in Horses

May 22, 2017

This common problem can cause sudden, severe lameness but often resolves quickly with proper treatment.... Read More

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EMS Horse Hoof Care: Is Barefoot or Shod Best?

April 26, 2017

Vet and farrier Dr. Vernon Dryden offers insight into foot care for horses suffering from EMS-related laminitis.... Read More

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Studs: Boosting Horses' Traction in Sporting Events

April 25, 2017

Take a look at how adding studs to horseshoes can help horses navigate less-than-ideal footing.... Read More

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Hoof Growth and Compression: Shoeing Considerations

April 12, 2017

Research has provided farriers with a better understanding of how weight-bearing and loading affect hoof wall growth.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Hoof Care Schedules

March 28, 2017

Of the 1,743 respondents, 841 (48%) said their horses' hooves are trimmed and/or shod every six to seven weeks. ... Read More

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Farriers Discuss What Shoe Wear Reveals

March 04, 2017

A roundtable at the International Hoof Care Summit covered shoe wear and what it indicates about the horse.... Read More

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Dealing with Hoof Capsule Distortion and Dysfunction

March 03, 2017

What do a dish, a crack, a flare, and a sheared heel have in common? All are hoof distortions. ... Read More

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How the Horse in Motion Relates to Trimming and Shoeing

March 01, 2017

Find out why understanding hoof biomechanics is important when making trimming and shoeing decisions for your horse.... Read More