Recent News for Hoof Problems

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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Speakers Announced for 2013 Laminitis Conference

August 26, 2013

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

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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

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Venograms and Laminitis

July 22, 2013

What is a venogram and how is it used to help diagnose laminitis?... Read More

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Physical Exam of the Horse Hoof

July 21, 2013

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

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Ringbone Treatment Options

July 15, 2013

What is the best way to treat ringbone in horses?... Read More

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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

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Colonels Smokingun Laid To Rest

July 10, 2013

Colonels Smokingun lost his battle with laminitis on July 8.... Read More

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Racehorse who Overcame Laminitis Returns to Racing

June 14, 2013

Paynter, who overcame a serious illness, will return to the races later today in California. ... Read More

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Diagnosing Hoof Lameness due to Multiple Causes (AAEP 2012)

April 22, 2013

One vet said multiple abnormalities could contribute to hoof lameness, rather than just one problem.... Read More

This is an example of managing chronic laminitis case with a hoof wall bevel and a hoof wall grooving.

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Laminitis Rehab: 'If the Corium is Happy, There's Hope'

April 19, 2013

One veterinarian describes what the corium can tell us about a laminitic horse's chances of recovery.... Read More

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Biomechanics and Hoof Problems, Treatment (AAEP 2012)

April 02, 2013

One vet encouraged practitioners and farriers to take a biomechanical approach to treating some foot problems.... Read More

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Laminitis Risk Factors

March 26, 2013

What is the most important risk factor that make some horses more prone to laminitis than others?... Read More

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Founder vs. Laminitis

March 19, 2013

Are founder and laminitis the same thing?... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club to Fund 12 New Projects in 2013

March 15, 2013

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation approved funding of 12 new projects in 2013. ... 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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Navicular Bone Fragments' Effect on Lameness (AAEP 2012)

February 24, 2013

A team evaluated a possible association between distal border fragments of the navicular bone and lameness.... Read More