Recent News for Hoof Care

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Laminitis Overview and Anatomy

December 24, 2012

It's important to have at least an understanding of the structures in play during a laminitic episode. ... Read More

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Laminitis Terminology: SIRS Rather Than Sepsis

December 21, 2012

A researcher says SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome) is the term to use when discussing laminitis.... Read More

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Illinois, Wisconsin Extensions to host Horse Health Workshop, Feb. 9

December 19, 2012

Horse owners are invited to a full day equine educational program focused on keeping your horse healthy. ... Read More

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Possible Causes of Laminitis

December 19, 2012

Endocrine disorders and black walnut extract exposure were a few of the causes researchers discussed.... Read More

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Managing Navicular Syndrome

December 18, 2012

Are there times I shouldn't work my young horse recently diagnosed with navicular syndrome? ... Read More

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The Obel Grading System for Describing Laminitis

December 16, 2012

The Obel Grading System is used to classify and understand laminitis progression in horses.... Read More

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Common Clinical Signs of Laminitis

December 15, 2012

Recognizing clinical signs early and seeking immediate veterinary care can improve treatment outcomes.... Read More

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Identifying Laminitic Changes with MRI

December 14, 2012

MRI might offer evidence of laminitic changes in a horse's hoof before the disease is otherwise identified. ... Read More

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Look, Ma--No Shoes!

December 13, 2012

Study examines changes in toe angle and proximal hoof circumference without shoes.... Read More

Routine hoof care is critical for your horse’s soundness and well-being. “A lot of times, when horses are on pasture, not in performance and not getting ridden very often, hoof problems arise due to longer intervals between care,” Tanner says. Whether a horse is barefoot or shod, “routine trimming by a skilled farrier,” is essential to reduce the possibility of laminitis, he adds.

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Back to Barefoot

December 06, 2012

Going barefoot can benefit hoof health, but consider management and physical needs before pulling shoes.... Read More

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Supporting a Foundered Foot with a W-Shoe

December 05, 2012

This hand-forged shoe offers an option for supporting horses suffering laminitis.... Read More

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Human Barefoot Trends: What Can they Tell Us About Horses?

December 04, 2012

Learn what human barefoot running trends are teaching us about horse podiatry and laminitis management.... Read More

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Coleman, Page Recipients of EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows

December 03, 2012

The awards emphasize the importance of assisting researchers in their exploration of horse health topics.... Read More

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Holiday Horses, Ponies Require Time, Financial Commitments

December 01, 2012

Parents need to be aware of equine ownership commitment and cost before granting a child's wish.... Read More

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Canadian Association of Professional Farriers Launched

November 28, 2012

The organization will promote the integrity of the industry and strengthen members' knowledge and skill set.... Read More

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Man Charged with Cruelty for Overworking Laminitic Horse

November 28, 2012

The man allegedly rode the horse for miles, which caused injuries that necessitated the animal's euthanasia.... Read More

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Creating a Sustainable Equine Athlete

November 23, 2012

Paying attention to certain, sometimes minute, details can help horses enjoy longer athletic careers.... Read More

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New In-Shoe Sensor Helping Horses Stay Sound

November 17, 2012

These state-of-the-art pressure sensors that can measure the forces at more than 1,000 location on the hoof.... Read More

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Hankenson Named First Richardson Professor in Equine Disease Research

November 16, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jackson established the professorship after their horse Barbaro was treated at Penn Vet.... Read More

Dr. Alonso Guedes and Hulahalla.

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UC Davis to Test Experimental Drug for Treating Laminitis

November 15, 2012

Veterinarians plan to conduct a trial of an experimental drug that has shown promise in treating laminitis.... Read More

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Commentary: Racehorse Paynter Continues Road to Recovery

November 13, 2012

Steve Haskin provides an update on Paynter's recovery at Fair Hill Equine Therapy Center.... Read More

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Equine Veterinary Journal Offers Laminitis Research Online

November 07, 2012

EVJ has made a collection of laminitis research papers available online to both vets and horse owners. ... Read More

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2012 Laminitis Conference brings together Vets, Farriers

November 06, 2012

The two-day program included presentations about podiatry, diagnostics, and treatments for laminitis.... Read More

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Could Endophyte-Infected Fescue Cause Lameness in Horses?

November 06, 2012

Researchers observed noticeable lameness in horses consuming high levels of endophyte-infected seeds and hay.... Read More

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Global Laminitis Conference Scheduled Nov. 2-3 in Calif.

October 30, 2012

This year's event features a horse owner program covering advancements in laminitis research and more.... Read More