Recent News for Hoof Problems


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

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


Hoof Cracks: Types and Treatment

October 07, 2016

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


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


Research Sheds New Light on Laminitis Risk Factors

October 04, 2016

Being able to identify horses at increased risk of developing laminitis is key to reducing its incidence.... Read More


Help! Something Bit My Horse

September 28, 2016

Rabies is a concern when horses are bitten by unknown animals. Find out how to protect your horse.... Read More


AAEP Foundation Distributes Funds to Benefit Equine Welfare

September 21, 2016

The foundation will distribute $459,198 to 27 organizations and special projects committed to improving equine welfare.... Read More


New Bolton Center Lecture to Focus on Recognizing Lameness

September 20, 2016

Drs. Liz Arbittier and Jessica Morgan will provide tips to help owners improve their lameness identification skills.... Read More

Supporting limb laminitis was a secondary complication of Barbaro's catastrophic orthopedic injury, but the complications and pain from laminitis led to the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner's euthanasia.


AAEP Foundation Announces Laminitis Research Funding

September 12, 2016

The foundation will support two research projects investigating support-limb laminitis.... Read More


2016 BEVA Congress: Thursday's Top Tweets

September 08, 2016

Top take-homes from presentations on laminitis, grass sickness, atypical myopathy, sedation, and more.... Read More


Poll Recap: Laminitis Experience

September 06, 2016

Of the 585 respondents, 372 (64%) said they have owned or managed a horse with laminitis.... Read More


Laminitis, PPID, and Hyperinsulinemia: What's the Link?

August 31, 2016

Researchers explored if hyperinsulinemia and laminitis severity are correlated in horses recently diagnosed with PPID.... Read More


10 Early Warning Signs of Laminitis

August 24, 2016

Your horse's best chance of overcoming this hoof disease might lie in your ability to catch it early.... Read More


Hyperinsulinemia in Horses: What to Watch For

July 22, 2016

Researchers identified several disease predictors, including advancing age, laminitis, and a cresty neck, among others.... Read More


Endocrinopathic Laminitis Likelihood

July 20, 2016

Does a horse with sepsis-related or idiopathic laminitis have a higher risk of developing endocrinopathic laminitis?... Read More


Hoof-Care Triage

July 11, 2016

Punctures, abscesses, and worse: What to do when your horse's hoof is hurting and who to call for help.... Read More


Black Walnut Risks in Horse Pastures

July 06, 2016

Is it dangerous for my horse to graze near areas with black walnut trees and walk through fallen walnuts? ... Read More


Does Acupuncture Alleviate Navicular Syndrome Pain?

June 29, 2016

While acupuncture seemed to help some horses, there was no strong evidence that it relieves pain in all affected horses.... Read More


Horse Foot Bruises

June 21, 2016

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

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


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


Managing Chronic Laminitis

May 25, 2016

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


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


University of Tennessee to Host Equine Podiatry Conference

April 30, 2016

The preconference workshop and conference for vets and farriers will take place May 20 and 21, respectively.... Read More


Infographic: Staying Sane on Stall Rest

April 29, 2016

Confinement is difficult but often necessary for healing. Learn how to keep horses healthy while on stall rest.... Read More


Researchers Pinpoint Additional Laminitis Risk Factors

April 27, 2016

Overconditioning, grazing during sunlight hours, and frozen footing could potentially trigger laminitic episodes.... Read More


The New Navicular Paradigm

April 20, 2016

Here's what we know and are learning about defining, diagnosing, and treating this painful foot disease.... Read More