Recent News for Hoof Care

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Farriers: Consider More Than Feet When Trimming and Shoeing

March 06, 2017

Farriers need to observe a horse thoroughly, head to tail, to determine how to best trim and shoe him.... Read More

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Farriers Discuss What Shoe Wear Reveals

March 04, 2017

A roundtable at the International Hoof Care Summit covered shoe wear and what it indicates about the horse.... Read More

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Dealing with Hoof Capsule Distortion and Dysfunction

March 03, 2017

What do a dish, a crack, a flare, and a sheared heel have in common? All are hoof distortions. ... Read More

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How the Horse in Motion Relates to Trimming and Shoeing

March 01, 2017

Find out why understanding hoof biomechanics is important when making trimming and shoeing decisions for your horse.... Read More

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Managing Severe White Line Disease

February 28, 2017

Learn about the intricacies of treating and shoeing horses with white line disease.... Read More

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The 'Creaky' Performance Horse

February 22, 2017

Seasoned sport horses often need a little extra TLC to continue performing well into middle age.... Read More

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An Inside Look at Przewalski's Horse Hooves

February 15, 2017

Researching wild and feral horse hooves helps us better understand domestic horse hoof health. ... Read More

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Farriers Play an Important Role in Horse Health

February 13, 2017

Farriers manage and provide protection for horse hooves. Here's a look at how they help maintain horses' health.... Read More

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University of Illinois Adds Farrier Service

February 13, 2017

The university is acquiring Middlefork Forge and the Midwest Horseshoeing School, both located in Illinois.... Read More

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What We Know (and Don't Know) About Bisphosphonates

February 12, 2017

Many navicular horses have benefited from bisphosphonate treatment, but some questions remain about these medications.... Read More

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Venogram Patterns Vary, So Assess Them Carefully

February 01, 2017

Taking multiple radiographic views--both weight-bearing and not--allows vets to assess the findings most accurately.... Read More

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Deconstructing the Laminitis 'Train Wreck'

January 25, 2017

Researchers have made great strides in understanding laminitis, but it remains a difficult disease to predict and treat.... Read More

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Founder vs. Laminitis

January 25, 2017

A lot of people use the words laminitis and founder interchangeably. Are these two conditions the same thing?... Read More

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Chains, Stacks Banned in Walking Horse Training, Exhibition

January 17, 2017

A new rule prohibits the use of action devices, pads, and wedges, except for those used for therapeutic purposes.... Read More

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Horse Hoof Health and Nutrition: Balance is Key

January 12, 2017

Nutrition affects your horse's hooves, but balance is essential for hoof health.... Read More

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EMS and the Slippery Slope to Laminitis

January 12, 2017

A British veterinarian describes what scientists think happens in the body with endocrinopathic laminitis cases and why.... Read More

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Caudal Heel Pain or Navicular: What's the Right Term?

January 11, 2017

A veterinarian explains terms often used to describe horses with front-limb lameness.... Read More

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Yes, Your Overweight Horse is at Risk for Laminitis

January 11, 2017

The good news is that many of the laminitis risk factors researchers identified can be detected early and modified.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Dealing With Ice and Horses

January 10, 2017

Of the 395 respondents, 234 (59%) said ice is a problem on their horse property during the winter. ... Read More

Dr. Richard Stephenson watches Lucy Ireland put a lameness patient through his paces in the clinic's arena.

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Observation, Science, and Equine Lameness Diagnosis

January 10, 2017

Vets can glean crucial information by evaluating horses with performance issues in hand, on the longe, and under saddle.... Read More

UC Davis farrier Shane Westman works on a horse in the Large Animal Clinic's farrier shop.

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Pleasant, Burns to Headline 2017 Heumphreus Lecture

January 01, 2017

Dr. Scott Pleasant and farrier Travis Burns will present on hoof-care topics at UC Davis on Jan. 28, 2017.... Read More

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Soft Tissue Injuries of the Western Performance Horse's Foot

January 01, 2017

Veterinarians discuss how they diagnose and treat injuries to the collateral ligament, DDFT, navicular bursa, and more.... Read More

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

December 28, 2016

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 2016

December 27, 2016

View videos on vision, fear, the hoof, assessing the foal after birth, EIPH, trimming old horses' hooves, and more.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Free Reports of 2016

December 25, 2016

Popular topics included body condition, bisphosphonates, horse identification, hoof problems, deworming, and more.... Read More