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Special Report

Athletes to Trail Warriors: Caring for the Adult Horse

Learn about caring for the health of adult show and recreational horses.

Fact Sheet

Standing MRI: Use in Diagnosing Equine Lameness

Learn about standing MRI and how veterinarians use it to help diagnose equine lameness.

Special Report

Young Horse Management

Use this cheat sheet to make sure your young horse--neonate to yearling--is getting the care she needs.

Special Report

Youngsters Don't Have it Easy

Give your young horse, age 1 to 3 years, a strong start with information from this in-depth special report.

Special Report

Hoof Problem Protocol

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


Horse Health Parameters Form

Use this comprehensive form to evaluate your horse's well-being from nose to tail prior to a vet visit.

Convention Report

Hoof Care and Disease (AAEP Convention 2012)

Learn about club feet, localizing pain, hoof biomechanics, and the role radiographs play in farriery.

Convention Report

Making Sense of Laminitis

Farriers and vets discussed ways to work together to treat this hoof disease at the 2012 Laminitis Conference.

Convention Report

Laminitis 2011 Conference

Farriers & veterinarians discuss their research, advancements, and understanding of this often deadly disease.

Fact Sheet

Common Hoof Problems

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

Convention Report

Hoof Care

Farrier-vet teamwork, laminitis, horse hoof examination techniques, etc., were covered at the farriery program

Convention Report

AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.

Special Report

Avoiding 'Feed Founder'

For some horses, you can reduce feed, farrier, and vet bills in one fell swoop, including laminitis risks.

Special Report

Winterizing Your Horse's Feet

Cold, mud, snow, and ice present challenges to the health of your horse’s feet. Prepare your horse for winter.

Convention Report

The Fight to Conquer Laminitis (Laminitis West 2010 Conference Report)

A complete wrap-up from the 2010 International Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot.

Special Report

Hoof Care Facts and Fiction

This second installment of our farriery series focuses on some common hoof care misconceptions from owners.

Fact Sheet


A guide to laminitis, a "crippling lameness" that shortens horses' working lives and can require euthanasia.

Special Report

The Farrier's Role in Horse Hoof Care

Regular maintenance along with good management by owners can keep most horses sound throughout their lives.

Fact Sheet

Navicular Syndrome

Navicular Syndrome desribes chronic forelimb lameness caused by pain stemming from the navicular bone.

Fact Sheet

Hoof Supplements

Oral supplements might be indicated for horses with dry, cracked, or brittle hooves.

Fact Sheet

Ultrasonography for Horses

Equine practitioners use ultrasound machines to help diagnose a number of physical abnormalities.

Fact Sheet


Thrush is a common equine foot infection that can affect the frog, sole, white line, and sensitive tissues.

Convention Report

Lameness Presentations

Various topics related to lameness in horses were presented at the 2009 AAEP Convention.

Convention Report

Lameness Treatments

Treatments for lameness in horses, as discussed at the 2009 AAEP Convention in Las Vegas, NV.

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