Recent News for Hoof Care

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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

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Treating Equine Canker with Topical Cisplatin Chemotherapy

October 29, 2012

Topical cisplatin chemotherapy yielded promising results for treating canker in a small trial.... Read More

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Racehorse Paynter to Rehab at Fair Hill Equine Therapy

October 15, 2012

Zayat, commenting Oct. 12, said the intent is to eventually return Paynter to training.
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Commentary: Paynter--A Profile in Courage

October 07, 2012

Steve Haskin shares his thoughts on racehorse Paynter's multiple medical battles and his recovery.... Read More

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Dry Feet

October 01, 2012

My horse developed dry, cracked, and brittle hooves this spring. Why the change?... Read More

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EMS, PPID Focus of Second Equine Endocrinology Summit

September 27, 2012

Endocrinology researchers met to discuss equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and equine Cushing's disease (PPID).... Read More

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Racehorse Paynter Recovers from Laminitis, Fighting Colitis

September 21, 2012

Paynter has "beaten laminitis" and will be able to race again if he beats colitis, his owner said Sept. 21.... Read More

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2012 Equine Endocrinology Summit: Laminitis Q & A

September 19, 2012

Don Walsh, DVM, answers questions about The 2012 Equine Endocrinology Summit and how it relates to laminitis.... Read More