This moist, spongy lesion in the hoof's sulci region is characteristic of canker.


Equine Canker

August 23, 2015

Canker is an unusual condition of the horse's foot that affects the frog, bars, and sole. ... Read More


Treating Equine Canker with Topical Cisplatin Chemotherapy

October 29, 2012

Topical cisplatin chemotherapy yielded promising results for treating canker in a small trial.... Read More


Managing Equine Foot Problems

May 01, 2012

The first step in managing an equine foot problem successfully is to attain an accurate diagnosis.... Read More


Researchers Review Treatment and Outcome of Canker in Horses

October 27, 2011

The rare hoof ailment canker can cause lasting problems in horses, and can even be fatal.... Read More


AAEP Convention 2001: General Medicine

February 01, 2002

Hormone Responses to Feeds

Joe Pagan, PhD, owner of Kentucky Equine Research in Versailles, Ky., discussed glycemic response in growing horses as an indicator of developmental orthopedic disease. He said looking at diet and... Read More


Canker: What Is It?

November 11, 2001

Q: My veterinarian mentioned that she was treating a horse on a nearby farm for canker. What is it? Where does it come from? And how do you treat it? Is it different from thrush?

A: To the best of our... Read More


Thrush Prevention

November 01, 1997

Thrush is a very common word for those of us who have been spent any amount of time around horses. It is one of the more common diseases of the equine hoof. But does everyone know what thrush is? How do you prevent it, or how do you treat it once it ... Read More