Abscesses

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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

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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

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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The Trouble With Mud

March 22, 2016

When the going gets muddy, the muddy get hoof problems. Here's what to watch for in your horses.... 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

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Mud Management and Equine Health

January 21, 2016

Icky, messy, smelly mud. Listen to this Q&A about mud management and treating mud-related horse health issues.... Read More

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The Horse's Top Infographics of 2015

December 31, 2015

Topics included stress, scratches, hoof abscesses, deworming, vaccinations, metabolic syndrome, healthy coats, and more.... Read More

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The Horse's Top Articles of 2015

December 24, 2015

Readers learned about a variety of topics from sweat marks under saddles and laminitis to beet pulp and hoof cracks.... Read More

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Infographic: Handling Hoof Abscesses

October 23, 2015

Hoof abscesses are a common cause of severe lameness in horses. Find out how to manage one in our step-by-step guide.... Read More

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Hoof Radiographs: More Than Meets the Eye

August 12, 2015

Something on the X rays looks a bit off--is it significant or of no consequence? It depends on what you find.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Addressing Hoof Abscesses

August 11, 2015

Of the 1,076 respondents, 48% said they soak the affected foot in Epsom salts and water if they suspect an abscess.... Read More

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Should I Wrap an Abscessed Hoof?

July 22, 2015

Dr. Britt Conklin offers suggestions on how to keep an abscessed hoof clean.... Read More

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Hoof Abscesses: Does Epsom Salt Really Help?

February 24, 2015

A veterinarian considers if Epsom salts and poultices really help draw out hoof abscesses.... Read More

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How To Poultice Your Horse's Hoof

October 09, 2014

Dr. Sharon Spier shows you how to battle hoof abscesses with a poultice.... 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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Hoof Problem Protocol

February 19, 2014

Should you call the vet or farrier? Find out the best next step to take during a hoof-related emergency.... Read More

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Kentucky Derby Contender Examined by Hoof Specialist

July 12, 2013

Normandy Invasion has been troubled by an abscess that did not respond to normal treatment.... Read More

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Handling Non-Weight Bearing Lameness in the Field (AAEP 2012)

February 08, 2013

Non-weight-bearing lameness is one of the most common emergencies practitioners manage in the field. ... Read More

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Commentary: Racehorse Paynter Continues Road to Recovery

November 13, 2012

Steve Haskin provides an update on Paynter's recovery at Fair Hill Equine Therapy Center.... Read More

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Managing Equine Foot Problems

May 01, 2012

The first step in managing an equine foot problem successfully is to attain an accurate diagnosis.... Read More

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Common Hoof Problems

October 18, 2011

Horse hooves can be plagued by many problems. Explore common hoof problems and learn how to prevent them. ... Read More

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The Fight to Conquer Equine Laminitis

January 01, 2011

Teams of veterinarians and farriers from around the country gathered at the fifth International Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot to discuss the most cutting-edge information available for the fight to conquer laminitis.... Read More

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Coronary Band Injuries in Horses

September 01, 2010

Horses are likely to sustain coronary band and hoof wall injuries at one time or another. These injuries can carry long-term performance and soundness consequences.... Read More

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Common Hoof Problems

August 18, 2010

Today's horses face many common hoof problems, whether they are pasture pets or high-level competition horses.... Read More