Hoof Care

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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2012

January 01, 2013

The staff at TheHorse.com tallied the most popular articles of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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12 Christmas Wishes for Horses, Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25, 2012

Consider the following "wishes" equine experts made to help maximize your horses' quality of life. ... Read More

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Illinois, Wisconsin Extensions to host Horse Health Workshop, Feb. 9

December 19, 2012

Horse owners are invited to a full day equine educational program focused on keeping your horse healthy. ... Read More

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Look, Ma--No Shoes!

December 13, 2012

Study examines changes in toe angle and proximal hoof circumference without shoes.... Read More

Routine hoof care is critical for your horse’s soundness and well-being. “A lot of times, when horses are on pasture, not in performance and not getting ridden very often, hoof problems arise due to longer intervals between care,” Tanner says. Whether a horse is barefoot or shod, “routine trimming by a skilled farrier,” is essential to reduce the possibility of laminitis, he adds.

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Back to Barefoot

December 06, 2012

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

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Human Barefoot Trends: What Can they Tell Us About Horses?

December 04, 2012

Learn what human barefoot running trends are teaching us about horse podiatry and laminitis management.... Read More

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Holiday Horses, Ponies Require Time, Financial Commitments

December 01, 2012

Parents need to be aware of equine ownership commitment and cost before granting a child's wish.... Read More

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2012 Laminitis Conference brings together Vets, Farriers

November 06, 2012

The two-day program included presentations about podiatry, diagnostics, and treatments for laminitis.... Read More

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Could Endophyte-Infected Fescue Cause Lameness in Horses?

November 06, 2012

Researchers observed noticeable lameness in horses consuming high levels of endophyte-infected seeds and hay.... Read More

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Dry Feet

October 01, 2012

My horse developed dry, cracked, and brittle hooves this spring. Why the change?... Read More

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How Much Does a Horse Cost?

August 01, 2012

A look at what it really costs to own a horse besides the initial purchase price.... Read More

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Keep Your Older Horse Comfortable During a Trim

April 23, 2012

Farrier Kirk Adkins of UC Davis demonstrates techniques to help your old horse feel better during a trim.... Read More

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Hoof Cracks and Lameness

April 01, 2012

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

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Laminitis 2011 Conference

January 03, 2012

Farriers & veterinarians discuss their research, advancements, and understanding of this often deadly disease.... Read More

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Support Strategies in Chronic Laminitis Cases

December 26, 2011

One veterinarian says designing a specific strategy that addresses all the needs of an affected foot is key.... Read More

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Cryotherapy Methods to Treat Laminitis

November 22, 2011

Cryotherapy is known to have anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects, both of which help affected horses.... Read More

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Common Hoof Problems

October 18, 2011

Horse hooves can be plagued by many problems. Explore common hoof problems and learn how to prevent them. ... Read More

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The Bare Foot

October 01, 2011

A horse's genetics, trimming, and diet have a great impact on bare foot health.... Read More

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Finding a Farrier

March 01, 2011

Find the best farrier to take care of your horse's feet with these six tips for seeking out a horseshoer.... Read More

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Farriery Program (AAEP 2010)

February 15, 2011

A discussion of examination, cracks, puncture wounds, custom-molded horseshoes, heel support, and more.... Read More

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Assessing Equine Hoof Balance

February 01, 2011

The old adage "No Hoof, No Horse" has never been truer than in this day and age. Balancing your horse's feet has become more of a factor in promoting good performance and long-term soundness. The optimum balance comes as the horse's weight is... Read More

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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 01, 2011

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More

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The Fight to Conquer Equine Laminitis

January 01, 2011

Teams of veterinarians and farriers from around the country gathered at the fifth International Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot to discuss the most cutting-edge information available for the fight to conquer laminitis.... Read More

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Winterizing Your Horse's Feet

December 20, 2010

Cold, mud, snow, and ice present challenges to the health of your horse’s feet. Prepare your horse for winter.... Read More

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Trail Riding Group Changes Hoof Protection Rule

November 22, 2010

Beginning in 2011 the NATRC will allow in competition all hoof boots designed for sole protection.... Read More