Recent News for Hoof Care

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Maintaining Horse Health Records: Keep Notes on Everything!

October 31, 2013

Records can reveal health patterns, provide clues for health concerns, and keep wellness programs on track.... Read More

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Rutgers Presents Event Featuring Dr. Ray Geor

October 29, 2013

Geor's lecture will focus on obesity, insulin resistance, and how these conditions relate to laminitis. ... Read More

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Dressage Champion Bonfire Dies at 30

October 29, 2013

Bonfire was euthanized Monday (Oct. 28) due to complications from Cushing's disease and laminitis. ... Read More

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Researchers Explore Microbes to Benefit Animal, Human Health

October 26, 2013

Researchers are exploring animal microbiome to benefit both animals--including horses--and humans.... Read More

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2013 Laminitis Conference to Offer Horse Owners Program

October 25, 2013

Owners will have an opportunity to talk to a panel of world-renowned experts about a variety of topics.... Read More

Applying hydrogen peroxide and a drying agent can help remedy most thrush cases.

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Thrush: That Black, 
Smelly, Gooey Stuff

October 21, 2013

Thrush is a common hoof problem, and the best treatment is one that is individualized to your situation. ... Read More

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Poster Session Returns to International Laminitis Conference

October 20, 2013

The International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot will take place Nov. 1-3 in Florida.... Read More

Scanned and modeled on the racehorse's hooves, these new shoes are a first for 3-D titanium printing.

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Australian Researchers Create Custom Titanium Horseshoes

October 17, 2013

Scientists have custom-made a set of titanium racehorse shoes, a first for the sport. ... Read More

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AQHF Announces Funding for 2013-14 Equine Research Projects

October 13, 2013

The American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF) has announced their 2013-14 equine research grant recipients. ... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Brittany Harlow

September 28, 2013

Harlow's research has focused on exploring options for reducing gastrointestinal conditions in the horse.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluating Inflammatory Markers of Laminitis

September 26, 2013

Blood levels of certain anti-inflammatory markers might indicate a horse is at increased risk of laminitis.... Read More

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Laminitis Consortium Continues Extensive Research Program

September 22, 2013

Researchers from The Laminitis Consortium published the results of four more laminitis-associated studies.... 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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Lameness Head to Foot, Part 1: Lower Limbs

September 01, 2013

Learn how veterinarians get to the bottom of lower-limb problems in the first of this two-part series.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Club Foot Clues

August 27, 2013

Find out the results of our poll about club feet.... Read More

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Speakers Announced for 2013 Laminitis Conference

August 26, 2013

Leading laminitis researchers, scholars, clinicians, and farriers will present recent findings in November.... 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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Venograms and Laminitis

July 22, 2013

What is a venogram and how is it used to help diagnose laminitis?... 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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Ringbone Treatment Options

July 15, 2013

What is the best way to treat ringbone in horses?... 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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Colonels Smokingun Laid To Rest

July 10, 2013

Colonels Smokingun lost his battle with laminitis on July 8.... Read More

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Racehorse who Overcame Laminitis Returns to Racing

June 14, 2013

Paynter, who overcame a serious illness, will return to the races later today in California. ... Read More