Recent News for Hoof Care and Balance

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10 Winter Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

January 27, 2014

Review these cold-weather horse care articles to help you keep your horses happy and healthy this winter.... Read More

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University of Illinois to Host Horseman's Clinic

January 26, 2014

Lecture topics will include exercise intolerance, wound care, hoof care, ophthalmology, and more.... Read More

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UK Seminar Series Kicks Off Jan. 30

January 24, 2014

On Jan. 30, two speakers will discuss inflammatory airway disease.... Read More

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Outcomes of Solar Surface Penetration Injuries Studied

January 24, 2014

Solar foot penetrations involving the joints can be career- and even life-threatening injuries.... Read More

The Budweiser Clydesdales, which number 170, require custom care.

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Keeping the Big Guys Healthy

January 20, 2014

Caring for draft horses involves both physiological and logistical challenges. ... Read More

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Maryland Farriery Seminar Scheduled for March 22

January 19, 2014

The University of Maryland will host an introduction to farriery seminar on March 22.... Read More

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Club Foot Heritability

January 06, 2014

Is club foot an inherited condition?... 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

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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

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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

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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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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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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Study: Underrun Heels Impair Horses' Hoof Loading Ability

November 28, 2013

Researchers confirmed that horses with collapsed heels have impaired hoof deformation and shock absorption.... Read More

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Thwarting Thrush

November 18, 2013

Thrush can cause serious and sometimes permanent lameness if not treated promptly and properly.... Read More

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Managing the Club Foot

November 07, 2013

Veterinarians and farriers can work together to help club-footed horses lead 
productive lives. ... Read More

Standardbred racehorses are prone to coffin bone wing fractures.

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Coffin Bone Fractures

November 05, 2013

Why this inner hoof structure fails and what veterinarians do to diagnose and treat it. ... Read More

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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