Recent News for Hoof Care

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Wednesday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 08, 2016

Top tweets and take-homes from sessions on PSSM, laminitis studies, equine tongue tumors, and more!... Read More

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Hot Topics in Hoof Care, Part 4: The Abnormal Horse Hoof

December 07, 2016

Hoof care experts discuss common equine foot issues, including club feet, underrun heels, and mismatched feet.... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 07, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on lameness, rehabilitation, equine back issues, and more! ... Read More

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Fit for the Trail

December 07, 2016

Learn how recreational riders can condition and protect their equine weekend warriors.... Read More

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Moyer Receives AAEP Distinguished Service Award

December 06, 2016

Dr. Bill Moyer's advancements in treating equine foot disorders make him an authority on lameness issues. ... Read More

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Hot Topics in Hoof Care, Part 3: The Role of Imaging

November 30, 2016

Find out how veterinarians and farriers rely on imaging to evaluate the horse's hoof. ... Read More

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Keeping the Aging Horse Comfortable

November 25, 2016

Here's how to manage senior horses' aging teeth, joints, lungs, and more.... Read More

Xena, a canker patient who spent weeks at the University of Illinois receiving treatment, shows off her special shoe covers that hold bandages and medication in place.

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Canker Hoof Infections Make Cranky Horses

November 24, 2016

Canker is a chronic and painful infection of the frog of the hoof. Learn how veterinarians treat and prevent it. ... Read More

During a neurologic exam, the practitioner might test the horse's proprioception by placing his feet in unusual positions and observing how the horse places his limbs during movement.

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Neurologic or Lame?

November 23, 2016

Gait-altering conditions such as EPM, and wobbler syndrome can be tricky to spot and difficult to diagnose.... Read More

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Hot Topics in Hoof Care, Part 2: Shoeing the "Normal" Hoof

November 23, 2016

A farrier explains what a "normal" horse hoof is supposed to look like and how it affects shoeing. ... 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 20, 2016

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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Hot Topics in Hoof Care, Part 1: Horse Hoof Biomechanics

November 15, 2016

Find out how physics plays an important role in how the horse's hoof works and adapts to force. ... Read More

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Got Healthy Hooves? Here's How to Keep Them That Way

November 15, 2016

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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Horses at Work: Lifestyles of Working and Service Horses

November 14, 2016

Horses that plow, heal, or protect have distinctly different lifestyles than the average riding horse.... Read More

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Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?

November 11, 2016

Three equine professionals offer tips for preparing your animals, facilities, and yourself for the deep freeze ahead.... Read More

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The Buyer's Guide to Prepurchase Exams

November 09, 2016

He might seem perfect--but before you call him yours, determine if a horse is sound for his intended job.... Read More

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UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Welcomes New Farrier

November 02, 2016

Shane Westman, APF, is a lifelong horseman and has worked as a farrier for 23 years.... Read More

A radiographic view of the right forelimb of a horse with a tripartite navicular bone conformation (meaning the bone is segmented into three pieces) in both forelimbs.

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Scientists Study Segmented Navicular Bones

November 01, 2016

Some horses' navicular bones segmented into two or three parts, which can be detrimental to health and welfare.... Read More

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University of Maryland Extension Hosting Farriery Workshop

October 25, 2016

Lectures will cover hoof anatomy and physiology, the basics of trimming, determining when shoes are necessary, and more.... Read More

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Tips for Preparing Horses for Cold Weather

October 25, 2016

Use these 10 veterinarian-approved tips for keeping your horse healthy and comfortable as winter approaches.... Read More

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Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

October 24, 2016

Take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development, such as combating obesity and reducing pasture and NSC intake.... 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

October 23, 2016

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

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Preventing Disease Spread: Don't Forget About Farriers

October 11, 2016

Farriers should practice smart biosecurity to prevent potential equine disease spread among properties.... Read More

One method of hoof crack repair includes the use of wiring, screws, and patching materials.

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Hoof Cracks: Types and Treatment

October 07, 2016

Whether big or small, these hoof wall imperfections require prompt repair and stabilization.... Read More

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Survey: One-Third of Horses With Health Problems are Lame

October 07, 2016

The British survey results also suggest that lamenesses are more likely to originate in the limb than in the foot.... Read More