Recent News for Hoof Problems

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Health Concerns Related to Equine Obesity

February 11, 2014

Obesity is a serious health condition, but many owners still look at a fat pony and think how cute it is.... Read More

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Equine Lameness: Clinical Judgment Meets Diagnostic Imaging

February 11, 2014

Veterinarians have tools to help them make educated judgments about lamenesses, their causes, and prognoses.... Read More

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Don't Ignore Your Horse's Hooves this Winter and Spring

February 04, 2014

Don't neglect your horse's hoof care, or your horse could be at risk for some serious foot problems.... Read More

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Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2013

January 31, 2014

Carol Clark, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, shares her picks for the top equine medicine studies of 2013.... Read More

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Equine Metabolic Syndrome: What We Know, Where We're Headed

January 30, 2014

Vets have made great strides in EMS diagnosis and management, but there's still much work to be done.... Read More

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Commentary: St Nicholas Abbey's 
Brave Battle

January 29, 2014

Learn about St Nicholas Abbey's battle with a fracture that was ultimately ended by a severe bout of colic.... Read More

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

January 28, 2014

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... 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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Researchers Identify EOTRH Risk Factors

January 19, 2014

EOTRH is a painful, recently identified condition that primarily affects horses' incisors and canine teeth.... Read More

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Top N.Y.-bred Dancin' Renee Dies at Old Friends

January 15, 2014

The 22-year-old Thoroughbred mare lost a long battle with laminitis and was euthanized Jan. 11.... Read More

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Rehabilitating Horses with Obesity-Associated Laminitis

January 11, 2014

Tailored hoof care and husbandry practices could help affected horses return to health.... Read More

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Top Equine Surgery Studies of 2013

January 10, 2014

Dr. Lisa Fortier shares her picks for the top equine surgery- and lameness-related studies of 2013.... Read More

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QUT Seeking Participation for 2014 Laminitis Study

January 08, 2014

Researchers are seeking veterinarians from around the world to participate in a laminitis study in 2014.... Read More

Here you see the sole of her right front foot, showing a dropped sole, hoof wall separation, stretched white line, and the ground surface of the laminar wedge.

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Rehabilitating Horses with EMS-Associated Laminitis

January 08, 2014

One farrier developed a program for rehabilitating horses recovering from EMS-associated laminitis.... Read More

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Purdue to Host 2014 Horseman's Forum on Feb. 8

January 05, 2014

The program includes lectures on feeding senior horses, saddle fitting, moon blindness, bandaging, and more. ... Read More

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The Top Horse Health Multimedia Content of 2013

January 03, 2014

Which were the most accessed videos, slideshows, reports, and podcasts in 2013? Here's a list of the top 10. ... 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

In this lateral scintigraphic image acquired immediately after IA stem cell injection, Spriet identified homogeneous distribution of the radiolabeled MSC through the distal (lower) extremity of the limb, including within the hoof wall.

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Stem Cell Administration Techniques in Horses' Feet Compared

December 24, 2013

Intra-arterial injection is the "preferred" technique for administrating MSCs to the horse's foot.... Read More

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Stem Cells to Treat Chronic Laminitis: The Sooner the Better

December 18, 2013

Researchers are studying whether stem cell therapy could help stabilize chronic laminitis cases.... Read More

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Managing Foot Casts on Horses with Chronic Laminitis

December 14, 2013

Complicated laminitis cases carry a poor prognosis, but some have responded to treatment with foot casts.... 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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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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Nutritional Management of Insulin Resistance in Horses

December 09, 2013

Learn how you can use nutritional planning to manage insulin resistance in horses.... Read More

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Manual Lymph Drainage to aid in Laminitis Treatment?

December 08, 2013

One researcher believes manual lymph drainage might help speed recovery in affected horses. ... Read More