Recent News for Hoof Problems

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How Veterinarians Evaluate Horses With Laminitis

January 23, 2018

Vets must evaluate at the clinical picture to diagnose laminitis and develop a treatment plan and prognosis.... Read More

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Does Owner Laminitis Knowledge Affects Horse Care Decisions?

January 21, 2018

Researchers hope to find out as they conduct a study of U.K. horse owners' understanding of laminitis.... Read More

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Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2017

January 16, 2018

Dr. Elizabeth Santschi recaps research on hock injections, nerve blocks, castration, osteochondral lesions, and more.... Read More

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10 Retired Racehorse Resources on TheHorse.com

January 11, 2018

Get tips and information on considerations for choosing and transitioning racehorses for second careers.... Read More

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Re-evaluating Therapeutic Shoeing

January 09, 2018

Is there a point you'd recommend going back to basics with a horse that's been in therapeutic shoes for several years?... Read More

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A Closer Look at the Normal Asil Arabian Hoof

December 27, 2017

Veterinarians could be able to use this baseline data to identify prelaminitic changes in Arabian horses.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Articles of 2017

December 26, 2017

Articles on laminitis, colic, hoof abscesses, licking and chewing, and wound care are among the most-read in 2017.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Downloads of 2017

December 24, 2017

Find reports and forms on horse identification, scratches, supplements, harmonious housing, senior horses, and more.... Read More

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Veterinarians Test New Hoof Cancer Treatment

December 20, 2017

After surgically debulking the tumor, veterinarians administered electrochemotherapy directly into the cancer site.... Read More

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Bicking, Frank to Headline 32nd Heumphreus Lecture

December 19, 2017

During this year's lecture, farrier Daisy Bicking and Dr. Nick Frank will present on laminitis and endocrine disorders.... Read More

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Some Endurance Horses Lacking in Lameness Care, Study Shows

December 17, 2017

Lameness was the most common issue ride vets found, but 48% of affected horses had no further vet exams or treatment.... Read More

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10 Navicular Syndrome Resources on TheHorse.com

December 14, 2017

Learn about veterinarians' current understanding of navicular syndrome with these articles, downloads, videos, and more.... Read More

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Your Obese Horse or Pony is Costing You Money

November 28, 2017

Study results suggest caretakers spend nearly $435 more annually managing obese equids compared to their nonobese ones.... Read More

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

November 25, 2017

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More

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Managing Chronic Laminitis

November 24, 2017

Horses with chronic laminitis should be closely monitored during treatment and recovery. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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Thrush Prevention

November 21, 2017

We've had a lot of rain lately and my horse's pasture is muddy. How can I treat his thrush and keep it from coming back?... Read More

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The Latest on Feeding Laminitic Horses

November 19, 2017

If your horse falls into the at-risk category, consider these diet changes.... 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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Is My Horse Neurologic or Lame?

November 14, 2017

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

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Black Walnut Risks in Horse Pastures

November 08, 2017

Is my horse at risk of developing laminitis if he grazes near black walnut trees and walks through fallen walnuts?... Read More

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How Common is Laminitis in Australian Horses?

November 07, 2017

Researchers found a similar prevalence of laminitis in Australian horses and ponies as in America and Europe.... Read More

Standardbred racehorses are prone to coffin bone wing fractures.

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Coffin Bone Fractures

October 18, 2017

Learn why this inner hoof structure fails and what veterinarians do to diagnose and treat it. ... Read More

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Study: Horse Hoof Problem Prevalence High

October 18, 2017

Out of nearly 1,000 randomly chosen horses, 85% had at least one hoof disorder visible during a regular farrier visit.... Read More

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Hoof Cracks and Lameness

October 17, 2017

Can a horse go lame because of extreme hoof cracks and not being trimmed regularly? ... Read More

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British Horse Health Survey Trends Reflect Current Research

October 04, 2017

Skin diseases and lameness were the most commonly reported ailments, affecting 31.1% and 23.4% of horses, respectively.... Read More

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Unsound and Overweight Horses

September 22, 2017

Find out how you can keep your metabolically efficient horse healthy when he's laid up with injury or chronic illness.... Read More