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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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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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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

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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Hoof Pads: What Are They Good For?

September 14, 2016

Sometimes horses need a little extra support or protection. Find out how hoof pads can help.... Read More

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Behind the Scenes at the Olympic Farriery Forge

August 18, 2016

British and Brazilian farriers are working around the clock to keep the equine athletes well-shod in Rio de Janiero.... Read More

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Horse Foot Bruises

June 21, 2016

Learn how to treat and prevent common stone bruises in your horse's hooves.... Read More

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How Hoof Boots Impact a Horse's Walk

June 20, 2016

Horses fitted with hoof boots had longer hoof contact time with the ground than barefoot horses, researchers found. ... Read More

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Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Launches Farrier Service

June 13, 2016

Paul Goodness, CJF, and his team will provide full-time services at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.... 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 01, 2016

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

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

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Hoof Abscesses in Horses

May 27, 2016

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

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Re-evaluating Therapeutic Shoeing

May 18, 2016

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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Equine Footwear for Road Riding

May 11, 2016

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

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BHA Amends Racing Rules on Cobalt, Horse Shoes

April 03, 2016

The BHA adopted a urinary cobalt threshold of 0.01 micrograms and mandated full sets of shoes for flat turf races.... Read More

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What Shape are My Horse's Feet In?

March 06, 2016

Even horses with less-than-ideal feet can lead sound and productive careers.... 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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Don't Ignore Your Horse's Hooves this Winter and Spring

February 10, 2016

Don't put your horse at risk for developing problems such as thrush and abscesses. Here's how to prevent these issues.... 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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Winter Hoof Care: It's a Team Effort

February 03, 2016

Keep your horse sound and moving safely this winter with these smart hoof care practices.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Winter Shoeing Solutions

January 26, 2016

The majority of the respondents said their horses will go without shoes this winter. ... Read More

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Speedy Splint Recovery

November 18, 2015

Do you have any suggestions for speeding the time it takes for proximal splints (in the forelimbs) to resolve?... Read More

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Therapeutic Shoeing Part 2: Hardware and Healing

August 19, 2015

Learn about common foot pathologies and corrective-shoeing options, from bar shoes to wooden clogs.... Read More

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Therapeutic Shoeing Part 1: Foot Fundamentals

August 18, 2015

Addressing the anatomy, conformation, and biomechanical principles of the equine foot.... Read More

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Are Unshod Dressage Horses at a Competitive Disadvantage?

July 01, 2015

Some riders believe shoes help give a dressage horse better gaits; scientists have found that idea to be mostly a myth.... Read More

Following nerve removal, Dr. Withers stitches the incision up before moving on to the next leg.

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A Day Spent at an Equine Clinic Abroad

June 23, 2015

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the goings-on of a U.K. vet clinic and its differences from ones stateside.... Read More

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Wedge Pads and Navicular Horses

June 10, 2015

A veterinarian and farrier addresses the benefits and concerns of wedge pads in shoeing horses with navicular syndrome.... Read More