Recent News for Hoof Care

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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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The Conformationally Challenged Athlete

July 20, 2015

No horse is perfect, and many with conformational flaws go on to compete successfully. What can you live with and how?... 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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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

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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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Grayson-Jockey Club Offers Free Online Courses

June 11, 2015

The Advanced Horsemanship Program's first modules focus on EHV-1, the hoof, and the National Uniform Medication Program.... 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

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2015 USEF High-Performance Sports Medicine Meeting Tweets

June 08, 2015

Get take-home messages from the 2015 USEF High-Performance Sports Medicine Veterinary Meeting in Portland, Oregon.... Read More

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Planning a Diet for a Laminitic Horse

June 08, 2015

Feeding a laminitic horse can be a challenge. Here are some tips for planning a diet suitable for such horses.... Read More

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Trail Horse Hoof Care

June 03, 2015

Learn about the best trimming and shoeing practices to ensure your horse stays sound while traveling the trails.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Compensatory Lameness Sources

May 31, 2015

Some forelimb lamenesses can result in the horse appearing unsound in a hind limb.... Read More

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Keeping Your Horse Healthy on the Trail

May 29, 2015

Ways to prepare for, prevent, and handle potential emergencies on the trail.... Read More

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Nutritional Support for Horse Hooves

May 21, 2015

The complex equine hoof relies on important nutritional building blocks for strength and integrity.... Read More