Recent News for Hoof Care and Balance

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TheHorse.com Presents Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A: Common Hoof Problems

August 14, 2010

Thrush, underrun heels, hoof cracks, and laminitis, oh my! Today's horses can face many common hoof problems, whether the animals are pasture pets or high-level competition horses. Join us on Monday, Aug. 16, for a live chat event on hoof problems.... Read More

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Laminitis Lowdown

August 01, 2010

The laminitis mystery is far from solved, but researchers continue to discover new clues about its causes, treatment, and prevention. Laminitis, an often devastating hoof disease that can strike horses of any breed without warning, is a major issue... Read More

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Brushing Up on Thrush

August 01, 2010

Good management and proper treatment are key to keeping your horses sound in the face of thrush. ... Read More

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How To Become A Farrier

August 01, 2010

Schools and continuing education courses are designed to help farriers get their shoeing businesses launched.... Read More

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Focus on Health: The External Horse

August 01, 2010

Maintaining a horse's hair coat takes a lot of energy, protein, and certain trace elements and minerals. ... Read More

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Emergency Shoe Removal for Horses

August 01, 2010

A nearly lost shoe should stop a rider cold because it can expose horses to foot injuries ranging from nail punctures to sole bruising. Having the right tools and knowing how to use them can help you remove a shoe safely... Read More

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Brushing Up on Thrush in Horses

August 01, 2010

Thrush is an anaerobic bacterial infection that slowly eats away at the horse's hoof tissue. ... Read More

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White Line Disease in Horses

August 01, 2010

Despite its name, white line disease does not actually affect the true "white line" of the hoof. White line disease occurs when bacterial or fungal infections creep into the inner nonpigmented space within the inner hoof wall's stratum medium layer.... Read More

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Horse Foot Bruises

August 01, 2010

Learn how to treat and prevent common stone bruises in your horse's hooves.... Read More

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Equitarianism Brings Veterinary and Farrier Care to Dominican Republic Equids

July 06, 2010

Through literally hundreds of vaccinations and dewormings, 60 surgeries, nutrition training, and a nationwide farrier clinic, all from June 6-13, the Dominican Republic's horses, donkeys, and mules are once again benefiting from a new conce... Read More

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Hoof Abscesses in Horses

July 01, 2010

This common problem can cause sudden, severe lameness, but can be resolved quickly with the proper treatment. ... Read More

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Pigeon Fever Found in Florida Horses

May 28, 2010

Traditionally considered a West Coast disease, pigeon fever was recently diagnosed in several Florida horses. Pigeon fever is caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis, which tends to live in the soil in hot, dry env... Read More

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Horse Rescued From Tennessee Flood

May 11, 2010

A 3-year-old Paint horse is safe at home with his owner after traveling more than 10 miles down the Cumberland River when heavy rains caused flooding in Nashville, Tenn., and surrounding areas earlier this month.

The horse was in a p... Read More

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Hoofin' It in Boots

May 01, 2010

Hoof boots aren't just for emergencies or soaking injured feet; these boots are made for walking, running, climbing, and more. Are boots right for you and your horse? If so, how do you pick out the right boot? Read on to find out.... Read More

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Free Horse Owners Seminar Series at Iowa State

April 16, 2010

Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is introducing a series of free seminars for horse owners this year. They will be held on the first Tuesday of the month once a quarter at the Ames, Iowa, school.

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UK Farm a Site for Student Learning

March 23, 2010

Visitors to Fasig-Tipton Company and the Kentucky Horse Park might have noticed the new stone walls and University of Kentucky insignia along Newtown Pike, but might not know what occurs behind those walls on UK's Maine Chance Equine Campus... Read More

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Horse Skeleton Donated to New Bolton Center

March 08, 2010

The New Bolton Center recently received a fully-constructed skeleton of a horse. Acquired in a raffle at the recent American Farrier's Journal Annual Hoof Summit Conference in Cincinnati, the skeleton was given to the school by Bill ... Read More

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Equine Foot Lameness Discussed by AAEP Veterinarians

March 05, 2010

Foot lameness in horses was the topic of two separate Table Topics during the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., in early December. About 100 veterinarians attended each session.

A... Read More

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Horse Hoof Trimming Guidelines (AAEP 2009)

February 04, 2010

One of the biggest troubles with discussing horse hoof trimming and balance is that when it comes to hoof balance, there isn't a set definition. This makes it challenging for everyone to achieve a balanced foot. At the 2009 American Associa... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Council Modifies Mission

January 13, 2010

The Kentucky Horse Council said Jan. 12 it has modified its mission statement to offer a "more accurate reflection" of how its role in the equine community has evolved.

The KHC board of directors recently adopted the new mi... Read More

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Foal with Hoof Problems (Club Foot)

January 01, 2010

A veterinarian / farrier describes managing a Quarter Horse early club foot with trimming and surgery.... Read More

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Horse Hoof Anatomy: A Guided Tour

January 01, 2010

As a horse owner/caretaker, knowing the basics of hoof anatomy and physiology can help you keep your horses sound and bring them back from lameness more quickly. Plus, it certainly helps to understand what the heck your veterinarian and/or farrier ar... Read More

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Exercise Causes Slight Hoof Changes, Researchers Report

December 12, 2009

About 30% of lameness in horses is associated with foot problems, yet little research focuses on the biomechanics and function of the equine hoof. Researchers recently found slight differences in horses' hooves following exercise.... Read More

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Contracted and Sheared Heels

November 01, 2009

A number of factors must fit together seamlessly in order for a horse to remain sound and healthy: His hooves must bear weight properly in order to stay sound, with multiple structures sharing the load. If there is too much stress on any one part, o... Read More

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Texas Equine Podiatry Conference Registration Open

October 16, 2009

The Texas Equine Veterinary Association (TEVA) and the Podiatry Center at Reata Equine Hospital are hosting the Second Annual Texas Equine Podiatry Conference on Nov. 12-14, 2009, in Fort Worth, Texas.
 
Hot on the heels of last year'... Read More