Recent News for Hoof Problems

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Survey: Limbs, Not Feet, Main Cause of Lameness

August 27, 2015

A British survey revealed that lameness is three times more likely to be caused by limb conditions than hoof problems.... Read More

This moist, spongy lesion in the hoof's sulci region is characteristic of canker.

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Equine Canker

August 23, 2015

Canker is an unusual condition of the horse's foot that affects the frog, bars, and sole. ... Read More

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Ringbone Treatment Options

August 22, 2015

What is the best way to treat ringbone in horses?... 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

Study pony Molly weighed 279 kilograms (about 615 pounds, above) before starting the weight loss program. She weighed 257 kilograms (about 566 pounds, below) after completing the program.

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Studies Show How to Reduce Serious Risks Posed to Fat Ponies

August 13, 2015

Owner-managed weight loss in horses with EMS reduced both insulin resistance and susceptibility to laminitis.... 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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Sedation's Impact on Horses' Movement Patterns

August 05, 2015

A low dose of the sedative xylazine did not affect horses movement patterns, but higher doses could have more impact.... Read More

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Firocoxib, Acetaminophen Eyed as Laminitis Treatments

July 29, 2015

Firocoxib and acetaminophen showed promise in alleviating acute equine foot pain, researchers found.... 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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Equine Diagnostic Imaging 101

July 15, 2015

Are CT, MRI, and X ray clear as mud? Learn about the appropriate uses for these imaging modalities and more.... Read More

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Undefeated Racehorse Lady Eli Battling Laminitis

July 14, 2015

The multiple graded stakes winner developed laminitis after stepping on a nail following her most recent victory.... Read More

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

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Hoof Abscesses in Horses

July 14, 2015

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

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Tackling Tough-to-Heal Wounds

July 13, 2015

When a horse's healing process gets derailed, wounds can become chronic. Here's how to prevent complications.... Read More

Standardbred racehorses are prone to coffin bone wing fractures.

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Coffin Bone Fractures

July 08, 2015

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

July 08, 2015

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

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Too Much Pasture can Lead to Laminitis

July 07, 2015

Manage pastures and horses' grazing times carefully to help reduce the risk of laminitis, a painful hoof condition.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Getting a Closer Look

June 30, 2015

Of the 375 respondents, 201 (54%) said the most recent imaging modality used on their horses was radiography.... Read More

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Circle Oak Equine Adds Surgery and Imaging Center

June 28, 2015

The practice, located in Petaluma, California, also offers equine sports medicine and rehab services.... Read More

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Problems With Previcox Overdose

June 23, 2015

What can happen if a horse overdoses on Previcox? A veterinarian shares his insight.... 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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Thwarting Thrush

June 16, 2015

Thrush can cause serious and sometimes permanent lameness if not treated promptly and properly.... Read More

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Using Fluorescent Markers to Look at Laminar Microanatomy

June 12, 2015

This method showed that the hoof appears to be impacted more extensively by laminitis than previously thought.... Read More

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Tiludronate's Efficacy in Managing Navicular Cases

June 10, 2015

Researchers observed a 16% improvement in horses' lameness when using the drug compared to corrective shoeing alone.... 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