Recent News for Hoof Care

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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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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.

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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

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Equine Cushing's Disease Reviewed

June 07, 2014

Equine Cushing's disease occurs in an estimated 15-30% of horses and ponies older than 20. ... 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

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Bad Foot Knocks Hoppertunity from Kentucky Derby

May 01, 2014

Trainer Bob Baffert believes the colt has a bruised foot but wants to make 100% sure that is the only issue.... 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

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Infographic: Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)

April 15, 2014

Learn the risks of equine metabolic syndrome and how to manage horses with this all-too-common disorder.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Longeing Lessons

April 15, 2014

Of the 797 respondents, 329 (41%) said longeing is a regular part of their horses' fitness program.... Read More

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Optimizing the Care and Management of Your Equine Athlete

March 28, 2014

Here's how to keep your equine athlete happy, healthy, and at the top of his game.... Read More

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Managing Axillary Wounds in Horses

March 25, 2014

Axillary wounds might look minor, but can cause serious problems. Learn how vets manage these wounds.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Racehorse Bond Holder Treated for Laminitis

March 20, 2014

The connections of the colt, who had been on the Kentucky Derby trail, are "guardedly optimistic."... Read More

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Univ. of Florida to Offer Online Horse Care Course

March 16, 2014

The course will shed light on the science behind common horse management practices.... Read More

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Relieving Laminitis Pain in the Field

March 15, 2014

An appropriate and timely approach to pain management is critical in caring for laminitic horses.... Read More

Shock wave therapy is one of many medical treatments for caudal heel pain.

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Dealing with Navicular Disease

March 11, 2014

Navicular disease can seem devastating when diagnosed, but many horses return to work with treatment.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Mud Woes

March 11, 2014

Of the 758 respondents, 233 (31%) said slick footing caused by mud is their biggest concern.... Read More

Fossils from the early Pleistocene era of Florida (~1.8 million years ago) showing signs of laminitis.

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Fossil Evidence of Laminitis in Ancient Horses

March 10, 2014

Researchers found that 75.25% of the coffin bone fossils examined exhibited signs consistent with laminitis.... Read More

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Using Bursography to Diagnose Palmar Foot Pain

March 08, 2014

Navicular bursography is an effective diagnostic option for palmar foot pain when MRI is not in the cards.... Read More