Recent News for Hoof Care and Balance

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Building a Veterinarian-Farrier Relationship (AAEP 2012)

March 10, 2013

Veterinarians and farriers must work as a team to manage a horse's athletic soundness and performance.... Read More

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Podiatry Table Topic: A Focus on Laminitis (AAEP 2012)

March 08, 2013

Laminitis is a devastating disease that does not discriminate based on a horse's age, breed, or discipline.... Read More

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Hoof Angles' Impact on Lameness Examined

March 06, 2013

Research shows that various angles of the outer and inner hoof are linked to different kinds of lameness.... Read More

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Recognizing a Club Foot: Foals to Adults (AAEP 2012)

January 21, 2013

Horse owners and veterinarians can identify a club foot based on classic signs and grades of severity.... Read More

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Hoof Radiographs' Role In Practical Farriery (AAEP 2012)

January 15, 2013

One vet says radiographs can help in assessing a horse's feet and developing a plan to maximize soundness.... Read More

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Kentucky Round-Up Announces Educational Speaker Series

January 10, 2013

The event will feature an educational speaker series for parents, novice horse owners, and advanced horsemen. ... Read More

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Equine Guelph to Host Healthy, Happy Horse Workshop

January 10, 2013

The workshop will feature hands-on sessions on topics relating to horse management and health care.... Read More

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Study: Barefoot Trimming Can Impact Hoof Conformation

January 03, 2013

A specific trimming technique increased the hoof's weight-bearing area and increased the heel angle.... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Videos of 2012

January 02, 2013

We've compiled a list of the 10 most popular videos of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2012

January 01, 2013

The staff at TheHorse.com tallied the most popular articles of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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12 Christmas Wishes for Horses, Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25, 2012

Consider the following "wishes" equine experts made to help maximize your horses' quality of life. ... Read More

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dry Feet

October 01, 2012

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

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Environmental Effect on Hoof Wall Hydration Studied

September 08, 2012

Australian researchers found hoof moisture levels similar in horses from dry and wet areas and after soaking.... Read More