Recent News for Hoof Care

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Biomechanics and Hoof Problems, Treatment (AAEP 2012)

April 02, 2013

One vet encouraged practitioners and farriers to take a biomechanical approach to treating some foot problems.... Read More

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Laminitis Risk Factors

March 26, 2013

What is the most important risk factor that make some horses more prone to laminitis than others?... Read More

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Founder vs. Laminitis

March 19, 2013

Are founder and laminitis the same thing?... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club to Fund 12 New Projects in 2013

March 15, 2013

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation approved funding of 12 new projects in 2013. ... Read More

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Building a Veterinarian-Farrier Relationship (AAEP 2012)

March 10, 2013

Veterinarians and farriers must work as a team to manage a horse's athletic soundness and performance.... Read More

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Podiatry Table Topic: A Focus on Laminitis (AAEP 2012)

March 08, 2013

Laminitis is a devastating disease that does not discriminate based on a horse's age, breed, or discipline.... Read More

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Hoof Angles' Impact on Lameness Examined

March 06, 2013

Research shows that various angles of the outer and inner hoof are linked to different kinds of lameness.... Read More

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Navicular Bone Fragments' Effect on Lameness (AAEP 2012)

February 24, 2013

A team evaluated a possible association between distal border fragments of the navicular bone and lameness.... Read More

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Managing Penetrating Injuries in the Field (AAEP 2012)

February 17, 2013

Penetrating injuries can have serious consequences for horses, but vets are well-versed in handling them.... Read More

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Progenitor Cells in Healthy and Laminitic Hooves (AAEP 2012)

February 16, 2013

Researchers recently evaluated adult progenitor cell characteristics from healthy and laminitic horse hooves.... Read More

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Handling Non-Weight Bearing Lameness in the Field (AAEP 2012)

February 08, 2013

Non-weight-bearing lameness is one of the most common emergencies practitioners manage in the field. ... Read More

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Metabolic Syndrome Dangerous for Pregnant Mares (AAEP 2012)

February 05, 2013

Equine metabolic syndrome can put pregnant mares in an especially precarious in situation.... Read More

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Recognizing a Club Foot: Foals to Adults (AAEP 2012)

January 21, 2013

Horse owners and veterinarians can identify a club foot based on classic signs and grades of severity.... Read More

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Hoof Radiographs' Role In Practical Farriery (AAEP 2012)

January 15, 2013

One vet says radiographs can help in assessing a horse's feet and developing a plan to maximize soundness.... Read More

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Laminitis Research Group Still Recruiting Cases (AAEP 2012)

January 12, 2013

Owners of laminitic horses can speak with their veterinarian about registering to be included in the study.... Read More

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Kentucky Round-Up Announces Educational Speaker Series

January 10, 2013

The event will feature an educational speaker series for parents, novice horse owners, and advanced horsemen. ... Read More

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Equine Guelph to Host Healthy, Happy Horse Workshop

January 10, 2013

The workshop will feature hands-on sessions on topics relating to horse management and health care.... Read More

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Hindgut Microflora of Laminitic, Nonlaminitic Horses Compared

January 05, 2013

Researchers found surprising differences between fecal microflora DNA of laminitic and nonlaminitic horses.... Read More

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Study: Barefoot Trimming Can Impact Hoof Conformation

January 03, 2013

A specific trimming technique increased the hoof's weight-bearing area and increased the heel angle.... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Videos of 2012

January 02, 2013

We've compiled a list of the 10 most popular videos of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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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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Evaluation and Treatment of the Laminitic Horse

December 28, 2012

A thorough examination, an aggressive treatment plan, and owner commitment are needed to manage laminitis.... Read More

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Racehorse Paynter to Resume Training, Wins Vox Populi

December 27, 2012

It's hoped that the colt, who battled a series of medical issues in 2012, will return to the track in 2013.... Read More

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Stem Cell Therapy as a Potential Treatment for Laminitis

December 25, 2012

Stem cells therapy might offer practitioners an additional treatment option for the fight against laminitis.... 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