Recent News for Hoof Care


Horse Body Weight, Age Important Laminitis Risk Factors

November 10, 2013

The risk factors associated with laminitis are many. But which are most important for owners to watch for?... Read More


Laminitis Prevalence and Risk Factors in Great Britain

November 07, 2013

Researchers identified a number of novel laminitis risk factors, including management-level factors.... Read More


Riding on the Road

November 04, 2013

What can I shoe my young carriage horse with that will provide some protection for concussion from roads?... Read More


Racehorse Paynter to Stand at WinStar

October 31, 2013

Paynter recovered from a life-threatening illness a year ago before successfully returning to the racetrack. ... Read More


Maintaining Horse Health Records: Keep Notes on Everything!

October 31, 2013

Records can reveal health patterns, provide clues for health concerns, and keep wellness programs on track.... Read More


Rutgers Presents Event Featuring Dr. Ray Geor

October 29, 2013

Geor's lecture will focus on obesity, insulin resistance, and how these conditions relate to laminitis. ... Read More


Dressage Champion Bonfire Dies at 30

October 29, 2013

Bonfire was euthanized Monday (Oct. 28) due to complications from Cushing's disease and laminitis. ... Read More


Researchers Explore Microbes to Benefit Animal, Human Health

October 26, 2013

Researchers are exploring animal microbiome to benefit both animals--including horses--and humans.... Read More


2013 Laminitis Conference to Offer Horse Owners Program

October 25, 2013

Owners will have an opportunity to talk to a panel of world-renowned experts about a variety of topics.... Read More

Applying hydrogen peroxide and a drying agent can help remedy most thrush cases.


Thrush: That Black, Smelly, Gooey Stuff

October 21, 2013

Thrush is a common hoof problem, and the best treatment is one that is individualized to your situation. ... Read More


Poster Session Returns to International Laminitis Conference

October 20, 2013

The International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot will take place Nov. 1-3 in Florida.... Read More

Scanned and modeled on the racehorse's hooves, these new shoes are a first for 3-D titanium printing.


Australian Researchers Create Custom Titanium Horseshoes

October 17, 2013

Scientists have custom-made a set of titanium racehorse shoes, a first for the sport. ... Read More


AQHF Announces Funding for 2013-14 Equine Research Projects

October 13, 2013

The American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF) has announced their 2013-14 equine research grant recipients. ... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Brittany Harlow

September 28, 2013

Harlow's research has focused on exploring options for reducing gastrointestinal conditions in the horse.... Read More


Researchers Evaluating Inflammatory Markers of Laminitis

September 26, 2013

Blood levels of certain anti-inflammatory markers might indicate a horse is at increased risk of laminitis.... Read More


Laminitis Consortium Continues Extensive Research Program

September 22, 2013

Researchers from The Laminitis Consortium published the results of four more laminitis-associated studies.... Read More


Re-evaluating Therapeutic Shoeing

September 09, 2013

Would you recommend going back to basics with a therapeutically shod horse to evaluate the issue's root cause?... Read More


Career Guide for New Farriers Goes Digital

September 08, 2013

"Getting Started In Hoof Care: A Career Guide For The New Farrier" is now available in a digital format.... Read More


Poll Recap: Critical Hoof Emergencies

September 03, 2013

Of the 371 voters, 255 (69%) indicated they have managed a serious hoof-related issue. ... Read More


Lameness Head to Foot, Part 1: Lower Limbs

September 01, 2013

Learn how veterinarians get to the bottom of lower-limb problems in the first of this two-part series.... Read More


Poll Recap: Club Foot Clues

August 27, 2013

Find out the results of our poll about club feet.... Read More


Speakers Announced for 2013 Laminitis Conference

August 26, 2013

Leading laminitis researchers, scholars, clinicians, and farriers will present recent findings in November.... Read More


Hoof-Care Triage

August 01, 2013

Punctures, abscesses, and worse: What to do when your horse's hoof is hurting and whom to call for help.... Read More


Physical Exam of the Horse Hoof

July 21, 2013

Learn about healthy hoof conformation and common, potentially function-affecting abnormalities.... Read More


Kentucky Derby Contender Examined by Hoof Specialist

July 12, 2013

Normandy Invasion has been troubled by an abscess that did not respond to normal treatment.... Read More