Recent News for Hoof Care

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Rehabilitating Horses with Obesity-Associated Laminitis

January 11, 2014

Tailored hoof care and husbandry practices could help affected horses return to health.... Read More

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Top Equine Surgery Studies of 2013

January 10, 2014

Dr. Lisa Fortier shares her picks for the top equine surgery- and lameness-related studies of 2013.... Read More

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QUT Seeking Participation for 2014 Laminitis Study

January 08, 2014

Researchers are seeking veterinarians from around the world to participate in a laminitis study in 2014.... Read More

Here you see the sole of her right front foot, showing a dropped sole, hoof wall separation, stretched white line, and the ground surface of the laminar wedge.

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Rehabilitating Horses with EMS-Associated Laminitis

January 08, 2014

One farrier developed a program for rehabilitating horses recovering from EMS-associated laminitis.... Read More

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Club Foot Heritability

January 06, 2014

Is club foot an inherited condition?... Read More

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Purdue to Host 2014 Horseman's Forum on Feb. 8

January 05, 2014

The program includes lectures on feeding senior horses, saddle fitting, moon blindness, bandaging, and more. ... Read More

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The Top Horse Health Multimedia Content of 2013

January 03, 2014

Which were the most accessed videos, slideshows, reports, and podcasts in 2013? Here's a list of the top 10. ... Read More

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The Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2013

January 02, 2014

Covering a variety of horse health topics, the following articles received the most views in 2013.... Read More

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Laminitic Horse Takes First Steps in 3-D-Printed Shoes

December 27, 2013

The team of 3-D printing experts from Australia's CSIRO worked with podiatrists to produce "horse-thotics."... Read More

Snow and ice can stick to the cold steel of horse shoes and form packed snowballs, which can cause horses to slip and fall. Prevent this from happening by leaving your horse barefoot in the winter or asking your farrier to include snow pads during your horse’s winter shoe cycles.

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Readers Say No Shoes This Winter

December 24, 2013

More than half of the readers responding to a recent poll said their horses go barefoot year-round. ... Read More

In this lateral scintigraphic image acquired immediately after IA stem cell injection, Spriet identified homogeneous distribution of the radiolabeled MSC through the distal (lower) extremity of the limb, including within the hoof wall.

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Stem Cell Administration Techniques in Horses' Feet Compared

December 24, 2013

Intra-arterial injection is the "preferred" technique for administrating MSCs to the horse's foot.... Read More

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Grooming Your Horse: Deep Down Clean

December 19, 2013

Daily grooming gives you a chance to detect and monitor any injuries or other health problems.... Read More

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Stem Cells to Treat Chronic Laminitis: The Sooner the Better

December 18, 2013

Researchers are studying whether stem cell therapy could help stabilize chronic laminitis cases.... Read More

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Managing Foot Casts on Horses with Chronic Laminitis

December 14, 2013

Complicated laminitis cases carry a poor prognosis, but some have responded to treatment with foot casts.... Read More

One method of hoof crack repair includes the use of wiring, screws, and patching materials.

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Hoof Cracks: Types and Treatment

December 12, 2013

Whether big or small, these hoof wall imperfections all require prompt repair and stabilization.... Read More

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Immediate Effects of Shoeing on Horses' Movement

December 11, 2013

Researchers found that horses do show some movement asymmetry after being trimmed.... Read More

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Veterinarian-Farrier Team Key to Managing Laminitic Horses

December 10, 2013

Both individuals' expertise is needed to rehab and maintain these horses' feet for the best possible outcome.... Read More

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Nutritional Management of Insulin Resistance in Horses

December 09, 2013

Learn how you can use nutritional planning to manage insulin resistance in horses.... Read More

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Manual Lymph Drainage to aid in Laminitis Treatment?

December 08, 2013

One researcher believes manual lymph drainage might help speed recovery in affected horses. ... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Hoof Wall Tubule Density, Morphology

December 06, 2013

Researchers are studying if hoof wall tubule density could provide clues as to a laminitic horse's prognosis.... Read More

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Longeing Surface's Effects on Sound, Lame Horses

December 04, 2013

The team found movement symmetry differences between sound and lame horses longed on soft and hard surfaces.... Read More

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Rutgers Announces Seminar on Caring for the Equine Athlete

December 03, 2013

Lecture topics will include conditioning, saddle fitting, and hoof balance, among others.... Read More

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St Nicholas Abbey Reaches 'Critical' Point in Recovery

December 02, 2013

The racehorse has reached a "critical" point in his recovery from a fractured leg and subsequent laminitis. ... Read More

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Pain Management for Horses with Laminitis: Where Are We Now?

December 02, 2013

There's still no one-size-fits-all formula to managing laminitic horses' pain. ... Read More

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Researchers Study Connemara Hoof Wall Separation Syndrome

November 30, 2013

The recently discovered hoof condition can strike Connemara ponies down before they reach weanling age.... Read More