Recent News for Hoof Problems


Equine Foundation Donation to Aid in Lameness Evaluation

May 17, 2015

Equine Guelph and Dr. Judith Koenig received a donation help to purchase a lameness evaluation device.... Read More


Veterinarians: Manage Feet for Function

May 02, 2015

Hoof-related issues are a hot topic in veterinary medicine. Here's what practitioners discussed at a recent meeting.... Read More


AAEP Announces Continuing Education Opportunities for Vets

April 17, 2015

Topics will include lower-limb lameness, ophthalmology, ambulatory practice, and poor performance.... Read More


Evidence-Based Farriery: The Proof is in the Hoof

April 15, 2015

Don't rely on hearsay when it comes to caring for your horses' hooves.... Read More


Could Milk Thistle and Silymarin Prevent Laminitis?

March 14, 2015

Recent studies suggest these two agents could help counteract the effects of endotoxins on lamellar tissue.... Read More


Tiludronate's Safety for Navicular Treatment Studied

March 14, 2015

Researchers determined that tiludronate is safe to use in horses as directed.... Read More


Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Equine Research in 2015

March 10, 2015

Study topics include laminitis, foal pneumonia, stem cells, endometritis, joint issues, insulin resistance, and more.... Read More


Digital Neurectomy Outcome in Horses with Chronic Foot Pain

March 10, 2015

Horses with concurrent deep digital flexor tendon lesions were four times more likely to become lame again post-surgery.... Read More


Caudal Heel Pain or Navicular: What's the Right Term?

March 02, 2015

A veterinarian explains terms often used to describe horses with front-limb lameness.... Read More


Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists Acquires Standing MRI

February 26, 2015

Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists signed an agreement to install the unit at its facility near Belmont Park.... Read More


Hoof Abscesses: Does Epsom Salt Really Help?

February 24, 2015

A veterinarian considers if Epsom salts and poultices really help draw out hoof abscesses.... Read More


Starlight Stable's Laminitis Research Challenge Met

February 11, 2015

Starlight issued the challenge in memory of Intense Holiday, a racehorse who was euthanized after developing laminitis.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.


The Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2014

February 05, 2015

Study topics include ophthalmology, respiratory issues, cardiovascular problems, sarcoid treatments, and more.... Read More


Why Does a Horse Rest a Hind Leg?

January 29, 2015

A vet and horse behavior expert shares how to distinguish between normal hind-leg resting behavior and lameness.... Read More


Subjective vs. Objective Lameness Identification Methods

January 28, 2015

Subjective clinical evaluation allows practitioners to detect mild lameness as well or better than objective methods.... Read More

Hoof testers add pressure to the foot’s sole and can indicate if the horse has any hoof discomfort or pain.


Using Flexion and Wedge Tests to Diagnose Foot Pain

January 22, 2015

Learn how equine practitioners can assess and pinpoint the source of foot pain using a methodical series of tests.... Read More


Can Horses Take Firocoxib Long-Term?

January 19, 2015

Is long-term use of Previcox for treating pain related to navicular syndrome in horses okay?... Read More


Which Cryotherapy Method Works Best for Cooling Hooves?

January 18, 2015

Methods that immerse the hoof and limb in ice and water to at least fetlock level are most effective.... Read More


Memorial Wall Honors Horses, Facilitates Research Funding

January 04, 2015

The Animal Health Foundation wants to ensure that no horse or pony with laminitis is ever forgotten.... Read More


Navicular Drug Receives FDA Approval

December 23, 2014

Tildren is approved to control clinical signs associated with navicular syndrome in horses.... Read More


Neurectomy for Laminitis

December 22, 2014

My veterinarian suspects my horse has laminitis. Would a neurectomy help my horse's condition?... Read More


EMS: Equine Enemy No. 1

December 15, 2014

Equine metabolic syndrome doesn't just cause equids' girths to expand; it can also lead to other health conditions.... Read More


New Laminitis Research Projects on the Horizon

December 06, 2014

Topics include diet's impact on senior and obese horses' microbiota, and predisposition to pasture-associated laminitis.... Read More


The Buyer's Guide to Prepurchase Exams

December 01, 2014

He might seem perfect--but before you call him yours, determine if a horse is sound and serviceable for the job at hand.... Read More


Study: Hops Can Help Reduce Fructan Fermentation

November 10, 2014

Vets could potentially use hops extract to mediate health conditions associated with carbohydrate overload.... Read More