Hoof Care

Hoof testers add pressure to the foot’s sole and can indicate if the horse has any hoof discomfort or pain.

Article

Using Flexion and Wedge Tests to Diagnose Foot Pain

January 22, 2015

Learn how equine practitioners can assess and pinpoint the source of foot pain using a methodical series of tests.... Read More

Article

Which Cryotherapy Method Works Best for Cooling Hooves?

January 18, 2015

Methods that immerse the hoof and limb in ice and water to at least fetlock level are most effective.... Read More

Audio

Is it Bad for Horses to Stand in the Mud?

January 14, 2015

Dr. Nancy Loving weighs the pros and cons of keeping horses inside vs. turning them out in the mud.... Read More

Article

Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 09, 2015

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More

Blog

To Shoe or Not to Shoe Seniors?

January 06, 2015

Are your senior horses shod or barefoot?... Read More

Article

UT Veterinary College Offers Conference for Horse Owners

January 04, 2015

Lecture topics will include hoof care, nutrition, emergency care, dentistry, eye diseases, behavior, and more.... Read More

Article

New Year's Resolutions for Maximizing Horse Health in 2015

January 01, 2015

Here are five ways to help your horse stay healthy and happy through the new year.... Read More

Audio

Do Horses Need Biotin for Healthy Feet and Coats?

December 29, 2014

Equine nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes addresses listener questions about using biotin to improve hoof and coat health. ... Read More

Article

Helpful Tips on Caring for Senior Horses This Winter

December 17, 2014

From joint health to hoof care and nutrition to dental issues, learn how to help your old horse conquer the cold.... Read More

Dr. Johanna Reimer developed the ROST shoe after deconstructing a traditional shoe to fit one of her horses. With wear, she found her horse’s hoof health and balance improved.

Commentary

A Deconstruction of the Horseshoe

December 10, 2014

A veterinarian's search for better foot care options for her own horses led to a new way to shoe. ... Read More

Blog

Bundle Up! Riding Senior Horses in Cold Weather

December 10, 2014

Do you keep your older horses working throughout the winter? What precautions do you take when you ride?... Read More

Beasts of Burden Longform Feature

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Beasts of Burden: Africa's Working Horses and Donkeys

December 02, 2014

Veterinarians and researchers take a look at cases very different than those seen in developed countries.... Read More

Article

Cornell Holds 2014 Farrier Conference

November 15, 2014

This year marked the 30th anniversary of the conference and the 100th anniversary of Cornell's farrier school.... Read More

Article

Participation Sought on Performance Horse Management Survey

November 11, 2014

The survey is for a study into links between management practices and musculoskeletal health, injury, and performance.... Read More

Article

Is My Farrier a Biosecurity Risk?

November 10, 2014

A horse owner wonders if a farrier moving from barn to barn during the day could spread equine diseases.... Read More

Article

How Much Does it Cost to Rescue a Horse?

November 05, 2014

A law enforcement officer and a horse rescuer reveal what's behind rescuing and rehabilitating a neglected equid.... 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.

Article

Top Winter Hoof Care Tips

November 05, 2014

Remember these tips when planning and preparing your horse's winter hoof care regimen. ... Read More

Article

Kansas State to Host Equine Clinic on Nov. 8

November 03, 2014

Presentation topics will include senior horse dental problems, feeding horses, behavior, farriery, and more.... Read More

Horses require more calories to stay warm during cold weather, and digestion aids in thermoregulation. Ample access to forage, such as free-fed hay, helps horses keep warm during chilly winter days.

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Winter Horse Keeping

October 29, 2014

Use these tips to keep your horse healthy during the winter months.... Read More

Article

AFA Announces Schedule for 2015 Annual Convention

October 24, 2014

Speakers for the American Farrier's Association (AFA) conference include top farriers and noted veterinarians.... Read More

Article

Tips for Preparing Your Older Horse for Winter

October 23, 2014

Take these considerations into account when preparing older horses for winter and maintaining them throughout.... Read More

Video

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

Video

Is the Hoof Smart? Adaptability of the Equine Foot

September 30, 2014

Dr. Debra Taylor describes the visual exam of a healthy hoof and how feet can change in response to external factors.... Read More

Video

Keep Your Older Horse Comfortable During a Trim

September 18, 2014

Farrier Kirk Adkins of UC Davis demonstrates techniques to help your old horse feel better during a trim.... Read More

Infographic

Infographic: Scratches in Horses

September 15, 2014

Learn about scratches and how you can prevent and treat this frustrating pastern dermatitis in our visual guide.... Read More