Hoof Care

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10 Retired Racehorse Resources on TheHorse.com

January 11, 2018

Get tips and information on considerations for choosing and transitioning racehorses for second careers.... Read More

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Re-evaluating Therapeutic Shoeing

January 09, 2018

Is there a point you'd recommend going back to basics with a horse that's been in therapeutic shoes for several years?... Read More

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What Does a 'Free' Horse Cost? Part 2

January 04, 2018

Now that you've acquired your "free" horse, here's how to keep him healthy.... Read More

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

January 03, 2018

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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TheHorse.com's Top Videos of 2017

December 27, 2017

Find videos on fear in horses, body condition scoring, hoof adaptability, sweet itch, and more.... Read More

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Veterinarians Test New Hoof Cancer Treatment

December 20, 2017

After surgically debulking the tumor, veterinarians administered electrochemotherapy directly into the cancer site.... Read More

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Bicking, Frank to Headline 32nd Heumphreus Lecture

December 19, 2017

During this year's lecture, farrier Daisy Bicking and Dr. Nick Frank will present on laminitis and endocrine disorders.... Read More

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What Does a 'Free' Horse Cost? Part 1

December 07, 2017

Here's what you need to know before acquiring a free (or nearly free) horse.... 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.

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Top Winter Hoof Care Tips

December 06, 2017

Having a winter hoof care plan in place ahead of time can help eliminate worries during the deep freeze.... Read More

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A Window Into Your Horse's Sole

November 29, 2017

Does your horse have thin soles? Here's how to manage his feet to help keep him sound.... Read More

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Managing Chronic Laminitis

November 24, 2017

Horses with chronic laminitis should be closely monitored during treatment and recovery. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?

November 23, 2017

Three equine professionals offer tips for preparing your animals, facilities, and yourself for the deep freeze ahead.... Read More

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Does Your Horse Have Healthy Hooves? Keep Them That Way

November 22, 2017

Consider the big picture--from farrier care and diet to environment and genetics--when maintaining your horse's feet.... Read More

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Thrush Prevention

November 21, 2017

We've had a lot of rain lately and my horse's pasture is muddy. How can I treat his thrush and keep it from coming back?... Read More

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Caring for Senior Horses in Cold Weather

November 21, 2017

Learn how to help older horses stay warm and maintain weight this winter.... Read More

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Study Confirms Common Shoeing Interval Benefits Horses

November 15, 2017

The traditional four- to six-week interval aligns perfectly with what's going on physiologically in the horse's hoof.... Read More

Standardbred racehorses are prone to coffin bone wing fractures.

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Coffin Bone Fractures

October 18, 2017

Learn why this inner hoof structure fails and what veterinarians do to diagnose and treat it. ... Read More

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Study: Horse Hoof Problem Prevalence High

October 18, 2017

Out of nearly 1,000 randomly chosen horses, 85% had at least one hoof disorder visible during a regular farrier visit.... Read More

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Time-Saving Tips: Grooming, Riding, and Transporting Horses

October 17, 2017

Our staff offers tips to help save time during your daily grooming, riding, and exercise routine. ... Read More

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Hoof Cracks and Lameness

October 17, 2017

Can a horse go lame because of extreme hoof cracks and not being trimmed regularly? ... Read More

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A New Horse With an Unknown History: Where to Start?

October 11, 2017

I purchased a horse, and she came with no health records. How do I get her back on a preventive care regimen?... Read More

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Poll Recap: Barefoot for Winter

October 10, 2017

Of the 413 respondents, 219 (53%) said they have their horses' shoes pulled for the winter months.... Read More

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Formidable Frostbite

September 29, 2017

Healthy horses handle frigid temperatures well, but their extremities still are vulnerable to frostbite.... Read More

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Equine Footwear for Road Riding

September 27, 2017

What can I shoe my horse with that will provide some protection for concussion from roads?... Read More

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Equine Hoof Care: The Flourishing Frog

September 20, 2017

The horse's frog is a highly adaptable structure that's crucial to hoof health. Here's what you need to know.... Read More