Recent News for Hoof Care


Can Hoof Wall Radiographs Help Identify Early Laminitis?

December 30, 2015

Radiographing deep hoof wall layers, where laminitic changes occur first, could be helpful in early clinical assessment.... Read More

To diagnose navicular syndrome, veterinarians rely on the horse's history and a complete physical and lameness exam. Here, a horse is longed in a small circle to check his gait for abnormalities.


The Horse's Top Slideshows of 2015

December 28, 2015

Topics included navicular syndrome, equitation science, feeder and waterer options, rescue horses, and more.... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.


The Horse's Top Videos of 2015

December 27, 2015

View videos on topics including navicular disease, saddle fitting, body condition scoring, joint treatments, and more.... Read More


The Horse's Top Articles of 2015

December 24, 2015

Readers learned about a variety of topics from sweat marks under saddles and laminitis to beet pulp and hoof cracks.... Read More


Supporting-Limb Laminitis Uncommon, Researchers Find

December 23, 2015

As a result, one vet said efforts to prevent laminitis of common origins could reduce the disease's impact more.... Read More


Sugars and Peppermints: Not Safe Treats for All Horses

December 20, 2015

Horses with certain health conditions should skip sweet treats. Find out if your horse is one.... Read More


Long-Toe, Low-Heel Hooves: Let Them Grow Naturally?

December 18, 2015

Would a horse with long-toed, low-heeled conformation benefit from allowing their hooves to grow out naturally? ... Read More


Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2015 AAEP Convention

December 09, 2015

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on mature performance horse health, field surgery, heaves, lameness, and more. ... Read More


Saturday's Top Tweets from the 2015 AAEP Convention

December 07, 2015

Top tweets and take-homes from the equine podiatry workshop and more at the 2015 AAEP Convention. ... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.


Advances in Managing Chronic Foot Pain

December 02, 2015

Improved diagnostics and more promising treatments are putting many foot-sore horses back to work.... Read More


Tips for Managing Acute Laminitis

December 02, 2015

Beginning treatment during the acute phase helps give the horse the best chance of recovery. Here's what to know.... Read More

Standing wraps are applied for support and to reduce inflammation in the limbs.


Cold-Weather Leg Wrapping

December 01, 2015

Does wrapping the lower legs in the winter aid circulation and keep them warm?... Read More

And even with preventive measures, snowballs can build up. Protect your horse from slipping and injury by removing snow and ice from his hooves as it builds up.


Top Winter Hoof Care Tips

November 30, 2015

Remember these tips when planning and preparing your horse's winter hoof care regimen. ... Read More


Tips on Caring for Senior Horses During Winter

November 25, 2015

From managing joint health to nutrition and dental issues, learn how to help your old horse conquer the cold.... Read More


How to Manage Limb Lacerations in Horses

November 24, 2015

Knowing how and being prepared to triage serious wounds can help improve a patient's likelihood for a good recovery.... Read More


Arabian Horse Foundation Announces Equine Research Funding

November 18, 2015

The foundation is supporting projects on EMS, juvenile idiopathic epilepsy, and hoof imbalance and lameness.... Read More


Speedy Splint Recovery

November 18, 2015

Do you have any suggestions for speeding the time it takes for proximal splints (in the forelimbs) to resolve?... Read More


2016 Heumphreus Lecture to Feature Dyson, Moon

November 12, 2015

Sue Dyson, MA, Vet MB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS, and Grant Moon, CJF, AWCF, will present on hoof-related topics.... Read More

Extensive ossification of the ungular cartilages. The lateral (on the right) ungular cartilage is thicker than the medial (on the left) ungular cartilage.


Are Ossified Ungular Cartilages Clinically Significant?

November 11, 2015

Some horses can develop lameness associated with injury of ossified ungular cartilages or the adjacent coffin bone.... Read More


Lateral Resistance in a Quarter Horse

November 10, 2015

My horse is healthy and sidepasses well to the right, but not left. Could it be because he's in pain?... Read More


Laminitis Research Grant Pre-Proposals Sought

November 03, 2015

The AAEP Foundation is accepting pre-proposals for research projects on supporting limb laminitis until Jan. 15, 2016.... Read More


Infographic: Handling Hoof Abscesses

October 23, 2015

Hoof abscesses are a common cause of severe lameness in horses. Find out how to manage one in our step-by-step guide.... Read More


2016 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 23, 2015

Lecture topics will include mare, stallion, and foal care; navicular syndrome; the digestive tract; and more.... Read More


The Frustrations of White Line Disease

October 21, 2015

Learn how to detect and manage this insidious hoof infection.... Read More


Hoof Cracks and Lameness

October 14, 2015

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