Recent News for Hoof Care

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Forage Options for Special Needs Horses

November 08, 2008

Horses are often fed diets that also contain high levels of grains and supplements to maximise growth or productivity. Katie Young, PhD, consulting equine nutritionist for Purina Mills, presented information on forage options for horses with commonly... Read More

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Thrush Diagnosis and Treatment

November 01, 2008

Most cases of thrush occur in inactive horses that live in stalls. Unfortunately, this describes a huge percentage of horses in the United States, since over the past few decades horses have become 'apartment dwellers.' ... Read More

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University of Melbourne Vet Hospital Expands Equine Facility

October 31, 2008

A new track designed specifically for detecting lameness in horses and five refurbished boxes for treating foals have been opened at the University of Melbourne's Veterinary Clinic and Hospital based in Werribee, Australia.

Equine staff at... Read More

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Second Sound Horse Conference Planned for March 2009

October 30, 2008

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) has announced the details of the second national conference on ending soring of Tennessee Walking Horses and all gaited horse breeds. The conference will be held March 20 and 21, 2009, at the Paramount Plaza Hotel... Read More

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Laminitis Seminar Offered on West Coast

October 17, 2008

The first Laminitis West Seminar--an expansion of the International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot held in West Palm Beach, Fla., every other year--will be held Nov. 1 at the Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, Calif... Read More

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Owner Reflects on Big Brown's Injury, Career

October 14, 2008

One minute, Mike Iavarone was all smiles after watching Big Brown work a sharp six furlongs in 1:12 4/5 over the Aqueduct turf course in company with stablemate Kip Deville on Oct. 13, and the next he was Read More

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Penn State University Teams Up with Farriers for Laminitis Event

October 02, 2008

Penn State University and the Pennsylvania Professional Farriers Association hosted an educational event Sept. 13 for farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners alike. More than 50 peoples from four states attended the event.

Esco Buff, PhD,... Read More

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ACVIM Conference Highlights

October 01, 2008

Among the hot topics this year were nutritional supplements, infectious disease, and metabolism problems.

What do nutritional supplements, infectious diseases, and snake bites have in common? All were considered "hot... Read More

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Autumn Challenges for Cushing's Diagnosis, Management

September 27, 2008

Owners of older horses that exhibit any of the classic signs of Cushing's during the fall months work with their veterinarians to determine whether they should test or treat horses until diagnoses can be confirmed.... Read More

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Ohio State Vet Honored for Laminitis Research

September 23, 2008

James Belknap, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor of equine surgery in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University, has been awarded the annual Equine Veterinary Journal Open Award for 2007 for... Read More

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Investigating Palmar Foot Pain

September 01, 2008

“We have two papers that will be published this year comparing horses without radiographic changes that were diagnosed by MRI with damage in the heel region,” says Sarah Sampson, DVM, of Washington State University.

“We looked at 72... Read More

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Cases that Mimic Navicular Disease

September 01, 2008

"With MRI we've found horses with coffin bone fractures that weren't visible on X rays, but were treated like navicular horses because they blocked to the heel," says Sarah Sampson, DVM, of Washington State University. "If these are managed like... Read More

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Hope for Navicular Horses

September 01, 2008

Know the injury to your horse's foot before calling it "navicular."

In earlier years, a diagnosis of navicular disease was often considered career-ending for a horse. Chronic lameness was typical, in spite of therapeutic... Read More

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Trainers Weigh in on Racehorse Shoe Regulations

August 27, 2008

Some leading New York trainers said a ban on toe grabs on racehorses' shoes will help level the playing field, but they're not all convinced the shoes are responsible for catastrophic injuries.

The New York Racing Association in early August... Read More

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Obesity: Big-Boned Beastie

August 01, 2008

Obese horses should be taken off pasture, except for very short (30-minute) turnout periods two or three times a day for... Read More

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Barefoot vs. Shod

August 01, 2008

This point/counterpoint discusses the controversial issue of whether horses need to wear shoes. Back in 2002, Tufts University hosted a seminar for farriers and veterinarians to review the barefoot hoof care methods devise... Read More

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Hoof Care: Addressing the Individual

August 01, 2008

We have greatly altered the lifestyle of our domesticated horses. These changes have had some negative impacts on the horse, one example of which is the health and quality of the hoof capsule. The majority of the equine population is overweight,... Read More

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TheHorse.com Announces Four New Electronic Newsletters

July 29, 2008

TheHorse.com announces the addition of four new monthly electronic newsletters. These e-newsletters will contain articles, news, video links, tips, and links to downloadable information specific to the topics of nutrition, lameness/laminitis,... Read More

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Readers Respond: Pain in the Abscess

July 24, 2008

More than 1,100 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What challenges do you face when treating a hoof abscess?"... Read More

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Laminitis, PPID: The Science of Seasons Behind Them

July 20, 2008

Research groups reported their findings of the impact of seasonal variations for pituitary glad dysfunction.... Read More

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Kentucky Racing Group Approves Toe Grab Horseshoe Ban

July 15, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission July 14 unanimously approved regulations that would prohibit the use of horseshoes with toe grabs on front feet of horses racing in the state.

The regulation, which still must go through a public comment... Read More

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Vibram Hoof Pads

July 03, 2008

Vibram Hoof Pads are made using a unique process that bonds two layers of resilient Vibram rubber together. Each layer plays a different role in absorbing and distributing the shock that the hoof experiences on impact.... Read More

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Thrush-XX: Thrush Treatment Aid Aerosol

July 03, 2008

Farnam presents the new Thrush-XX Thrush Treatment Aid Aerosol (copper naphthenate). ... Read More

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Inside the Laminitic Foot

July 01, 2008

Learn how equine podiatrists assess, treat, and monitor laminitis. Laminitis is a terrifying mystery to many horse owners, in part because in the early stages a horse with tremendous damage can look and act much like a mil... Read More

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Managing Navicular Pain

July 01, 2008

My horse was diagnosed with navicular syndrome. Can you help me sort through the pros and cons of Bute vs. injections?... Read More