Hoof Care

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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

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2017 BEVA Congress: Thursday's Top Tweets and Take-Homes

September 14, 2017

Tweets and take-homes from Day 1 educational sessions at the 2017 British Equine Veterinary Association Congress.... Read More

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What Shape are My Horse's Feet In?

September 12, 2017

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

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Life After Laminitis

September 07, 2017

Your laminitis survivor's true prognosis depends on how you manage him after the worst is over.... Read More

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Horse Hoof Pads: What Are They Good For?

September 06, 2017

Sometimes horses need a little extra support or protection. Find out how hoof pads can help.... 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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Trail Horse Hoof Care

September 05, 2017

Learn about the best trimming and shoeing practices to ensure your horse stays sound while traveling the trails.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Equine Lameness Concerns

August 29, 2017

Of the 755 respondents, 209 (28%) said foot-related lameness is their biggest equine lameness concern.... Read More

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Finding a Farrier

August 02, 2017

Use these six tips to seek out a horseshoer who will keep your steed sound.... Read More

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How To Pick a Horse's Hoof

July 26, 2017

New to horses? Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to safely clean a horse's hoof.... Read More

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Hoof-Care Triage

July 12, 2017

Punctures, abscesses, and worse: What to do when your horse's hoof is hurting and who to call for help.... Read More

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Hooves Helping Joints

July 11, 2017

Learn how smart trimming and shoeing techniques can help arthritic horses.... Read More

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Shoe Type Likely Doesn't Change Horse Movement

July 05, 2017

A study found little difference in gait between shoes, although shod horses moved differently than barefoot ones.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Radiographs for Horse Hoof Care

July 04, 2017

Of the 359 respondents, 101 (28%) said their hoof care professionals use radiographs to make trimming/shoeing decisions.... Read More

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RVC's Equine Locomotor Research Course Expands to America

June 27, 2017

Farriers can learn more about conducting research, increasing the evidence behind farriery, and improving horse welfare.... Read More

Troy Heikes (USA) and Lil Gun Dunit were the leaders in the second individual reining qualifier .

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Keeping Your Equine Athlete at the Top of His Game

June 21, 2017

Our sources share nine ways to help your sport horse perform at his best.... 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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Back to Barefoot

June 14, 2017

Going barefoot can benefit hoof health, but consider management and physical needs before pulling shoes.... Read More