Hoof Care

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Study: Underrun Heels Impair Horses' Hoof Loading Ability

November 28, 2013

Researchers confirmed that horses with collapsed heels have impaired hoof deformation and shock absorption.... Read More

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You Can't Spell Laminitis Treatment without Team

November 20, 2013

At the Laminitis Conference I witnessed a farrier-veterinarian-owner team approach to horse care.... Read More

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Thwarting Thrush

November 18, 2013

Thrush can cause serious and sometimes permanent lameness if not treated promptly and properly.... Read More

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Senior Hoof Care Considerations

November 11, 2013

How do you keep your senior horses comfortable during hoof care?... Read More

Standardbred racehorses are prone to coffin bone wing fractures.

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Coffin Bone Fractures

November 05, 2013

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

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Riding on the Road

November 04, 2013

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

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Re-evaluating Therapeutic Shoeing

September 09, 2013

Would you recommend going back to basics with a therapeutically shod horse to evaluate the issue's root cause?... Read More

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Career Guide for New Farriers Goes Digital

September 08, 2013

"Getting Started In Hoof Care: A Career Guide For The New Farrier" is now available in a digital format.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Critical Hoof Emergencies

September 03, 2013

Of the 371 voters, 255 (69%) indicated they have managed a serious hoof-related issue. ... Read More

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Rehabilitating the Laminitic Foot

August 30, 2013

Dr. Scott Morrison of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital shares solutions for supporting laminitic horse hooves.... Read More

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Summer's Foot Frustrations

August 12, 2013

Kentucky's wet and mild summer has brought with it a bevy of hoof-care challenges.... Read More

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Hoof-Care Triage

August 01, 2013

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

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Physical Exam of the Horse Hoof

July 21, 2013

Learn about healthy hoof conformation and common, potentially function-affecting abnormalities.... Read More

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Kentucky Derby Contender Examined by Hoof Specialist

July 12, 2013

Normandy Invasion has been troubled by an abscess that did not respond to normal treatment.... Read More

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Shoeing Techniques to Optimize Hind Hoof Unrollment

June 09, 2013

Researchers evaluated shoeing options to optimize hind hoof unrollment (or toe movement through the stride).... Read More

Article

EQStable App by Zoetis Available on the Apple App Store

May 29, 2013

With the EQStable app owners can centralize pertinent horse health information on their phone.... Read More

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Veterinarian Reviews the Barefoot Concept

May 20, 2013

One veterinarian outlines several common questions about the barefoot concept and shares her thoughts on each.... Read More

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Reilly to Present Virtual Tour of Penn Vet’s Farrier Museum

April 21, 2013

The presentation will examine how the past might influence the future concepts of equine hoof care.... Read More

Blog

No Four Feet Are Alike

April 15, 2013

Even among top-level equine athletes, hoof asymmetries and imperfections are quite the norm.... Read More

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Biomechanics and Hoof Problems, Treatment (AAEP 2012)

April 02, 2013

One vet encouraged practitioners and farriers to take a biomechanical approach to treating some foot problems.... Read More

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Hoof Care and Disease (AAEP Convention 2012)

March 20, 2013

Learn about club feet, localizing pain, hoof biomechanics, and the role radiographs play in farriery.... Read More

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Building a Veterinarian-Farrier Relationship (AAEP 2012)

March 10, 2013

Veterinarians and farriers must work as a team to manage a horse's athletic soundness and performance.... Read More

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Podiatry Table Topic: A Focus on Laminitis (AAEP 2012)

March 08, 2013

Laminitis is a devastating disease that does not discriminate based on a horse's age, breed, or discipline.... Read More

Article

Hoof Angles' Impact on Lameness Examined

March 06, 2013

Research shows that various angles of the outer and inner hoof are linked to different kinds of lameness.... Read More

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WVC 2013: Making the Change to Barefoot

February 21, 2013

Dr. Debra Taylor shares some points to consider when transitioning horses from being shod to going barefoot. ... Read More