Recent News for Hoof Problems

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How Well do Horse Owners Recognize Laminitis?

July 18, 2017

Owners did not recognize laminitis in 42 out of 93 cases; rather, they cited undefined lameness, hoof abscess, or colic.... Read More

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Hoof-Care Triage

July 11, 2017

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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Keeping the Aging Horse Comfortable

June 30, 2017

Here's how to manage senior horses' aging teeth, joints, lungs, and more.... Read More

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Electronic Records Could Help Solve the Laminitis Mystery

June 27, 2017

One researcher believes records collected by vets seeing horses in the field could offer new insight into laminitis.... Read More

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Venograms and Laminitis

June 21, 2017

What is a venogram, and how is it used to help diagnose laminitis?... Read More

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Feeding the Endocrine-Challenged Horse

May 29, 2017

Laminitis risk is the No. 1 reason we worry about equine metabolic conditions such as EMS and PPID when feeding horses.... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams: Not Just Looking for Lameness

May 25, 2017

Find out what conditions, beyond lameness, a veterinarian might uncover during a prepurchase exam. ... Read More

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Equine Ringbone: Process, Progress, and Prognosis

May 24, 2017

Learn more about how veterinarians and farriers manage this degenerative arthritic condition.... Read More

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

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Hoof Abscesses in Horses

May 22, 2017

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

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Veterinarians, Farriers Team Up for Lameness Cases

May 13, 2017

Veterinarians and farriers recently collaborated on a case of bilateral keratomas in a 6-year-old Holsteiner mare.... Read More

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

May 10, 2017

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

Many horse health problems can lead to laminitis, a devastating hoof disease. Laminitis precursors include insulin resistance (IR), equine metabolic syndrome (EMS), and obesity.

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Van Eps to Speak on Laminitis Prevention and Treatment

April 17, 2017

Dr. Andrew van Eps' lecture will take place May 2 at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.... Read More

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10 EMS Resources on TheHorse.com

April 13, 2017

Improve your knowledge about diagnosing, treating, and preventing equine metabolic syndrome (EMS).... Read More

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The Trouble With Mud

April 09, 2017

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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Laminitis Survivors: Getting Back on Grass

April 05, 2017

Can a horse that's suffered a laminitic episode ever return to grazing pasture?... Read More

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4 Misconceptions About Alfalfa

March 21, 2017

Does alfalfa cause kidney or respiratory problems or make horses hyper? Specialists shed light on these myths and more.... Read More

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Trouble's Afoot: Signs Your Horse Has a Hoof Problem Brewing

March 20, 2017

Find out what hoof problems you can safely manage yourself and when to call in your farrier and/or veterinarian. ... Read More

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Acetaminophen Could Relieve Laminitis Pain

March 15, 2017

In one trial, oral acetaminophen was comparable to flunixin meglumine at relieving hoof pain. ... Read More

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Which Horse Bedding Harbors the Least Bacteria?

March 10, 2017

Researchers found that, of the beddings tested, pine shavings were most effective at inhibiting bacterial growth.... Read More

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Managing Equine Caudal Hoof Problems

March 09, 2017

A farrier shares ways he addresses issues in the caudal aspect of the horse's foot. ... Read More

These CT (left), fused PET/CT (center) and CT (right) images of a 15-year-old Quarter Horse mare's front feet (top: left, bottom: right). There is a severe lesion in the navicualr bone on the left front seen both on CT and PET. The CT of the right front does not show any abnormalites but the PET shows an early lesion.

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PET Scan: A New Diagnostic Imaging Option for Horses

March 08, 2017

PET scans revealed lesions in bony and soft tissue, some of which weren't visible on other imaging modalities.... Read More

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Managing Severe White Line Disease

February 28, 2017

Learn about the intricacies of treating and shoeing horses with white line disease.... Read More

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The 'Creaky' Performance Horse

February 22, 2017

Seasoned sport horses often need a little extra TLC to continue performing well into middle age.... Read More

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An Inside Look at Przewalski's Horse Hooves

February 15, 2017

Researching wild and feral horse hooves helps us better understand domestic horse hoof health. ... Read More

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What We Know (and Don't Know) About Bisphosphonates

February 12, 2017

Many navicular horses have benefited from bisphosphonate treatment, but some questions remain about these medications.... Read More