Hoof Care

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How Can I Keep My Senior Comfortable During a Farrier Visit?

October 24, 2014

Learn ways you and your farrier can make an arthritic senior horse more comfortable during a trim.... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Why is the Frog of My Horse's Foot Falling Off?

August 26, 2014

A veterinarian and certified farrier explains frog exfoliation and what you should do if it happens to your horse.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Tipping Farriers

August 26, 2014

Of the 1,727 respondents, 1,220 people (71%) said they do not tip their farrier.... Read More

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A Nail in the Hoof: What Would You Do?

August 04, 2014

How would you react if your horse stepped on a nail? One practitioner outlines the steps you should take.... Read More

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A Whole-Horse Approach to Managing Joint Disease

July 28, 2014

From hoof and veterinary care to nutrition, exercise, and acupuncture, find out how to keep your horse sound.... Read More

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Penn Vet's Farrier Service Pioneers Hoof Care Technologies

July 14, 2014

Chief of Farrier Services Pat Reilly continues to explore new materials and techniques to advance hoof care.... Read More

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Equine Life Stages: Adult Horses

July 14, 2014

Learn how to keep adult horses healthy during the prime of their lives. ... Read More

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The Thoroughbred Racehorse Foot

July 14, 2014

The Thoroughbred hoof's thin walls and sole make it susceptible to trauma and capsule distortion.... Read More

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Athletes to Trail Warriors: Caring for the Adult Horse

July 03, 2014

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

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Infographic: Navicular Disease

June 30, 2014

Learn about navicular disease, a common condition that causes up to 1/3 of all front-limb equine lamenesses.... Read More

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.

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Hoof Anatomy, Part 2: Outer Structures

June 25, 2014

The outer hoof's health affects the bones and soft tissues within, and vice versa. ... Read More

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Standing MRI: Use in Diagnosing Equine Lameness

June 16, 2014

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

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What Shape are my Horse's Feet In?

May 27, 2014

Even horses with less-than-ideal feet can lead sound and productive careers.... Read More

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How Often Do Young Horses Need Hoof Care?

May 21, 2014

How often do young horses need hoof care, and when do they need shoes? Dr. Earl Gaughan answers. (0:02:47)... Read More

Open-front boots, sometimes called tendon boots, are frequently used by hunter and jumper riders. These boots are open in the front and cover the back and sides of the leg to protect the horse's tendons and ligaments.

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Leg and Hoof Protection

May 21, 2014

Horse leg and hoof protection come in a variety of types and styles. Learn about each kind in this slideshow.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Hoof Care Costs

May 13, 2014

Of the 1,142 respondents, 824 (72%) said they spend $100 or less per horse when the farrier or trimmer visits.... Read More

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Equine Life Stages: Young Horses

May 11, 2014

Learn more about getting young horses started off right in life. ... Read More

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Young Horse Management

May 09, 2014

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

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Fighting White Line Disease

May 06, 2014

Proper hoof care, diet, and environment are key to curbing this aggressive fungal infection. ... Read More

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An Ounce of Prevention

May 06, 2014

What preventive methods do you use to keep your senior horses healthy and happy?... Read More