Recent News for Hoof Problems

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Virginiamycin for Equine Use to be Banned in U.K.

July 17, 2012

Virginiamycin is the active ingredient in a veterinary medicine used to prevent laminitis in horses.... Read More

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Show Jumper Presley Boy in Intensive Care with Laminitis

July 16, 2012

The stallion worked July 5 before developing colic and endotoxemia that night. He remains in intensive care.... Read More

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Working to Understand Equine Laminitis

July 08, 2012

Laminitis is likely the end product of an array of disease processes, one researcher says.... Read More

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Cryotherapy for Laminitis Prevention after Lameness Onset

July 06, 2012

Cryotherapy prevented further lamellar damage in laminitic horses when used after lameness developed.... Read More

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Laminitis Claims Injured Racehorse Giant Ryan

June 17, 2012

His owners elected euthanasia after the colt began showing laminitis signs in one of his uninjured legs.... Read More

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Possible Granuloma

June 01, 2012

My 20-year-old Arabian gelding has a hard, bony, fingerlike growth deep in a ... Read More

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Managing Equine Foot Problems

May 01, 2012

The first step in managing an equine foot problem successfully is to attain an accurate diagnosis.... Read More

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Equine Lameness Detection

May 01, 2012

Some veterinarians are adding a new tool to their lameness diagnosis arsenal... Read More

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Laminitis Horse Course Archived

April 10, 2012

During his presentation, Belknap compared and contrasted sepsis-induced and pasture-associated laminitis.... Read More

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Hoof Cracks and Lameness

April 01, 2012

Can a horse go lame because of extreme hoof cracks and not being trimmed regularly? ... Read More

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Spontaneous Quarter Crack? Check for Sheared Heels

March 19, 2012

One researcher says that it is very rare to see a spontaneous quarter crack not associated with sheared heels.... Read More

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Supporting Limb Laminitis in Casted Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 04, 2012

Study horses treated with full-limb casts had a fivefold greater risk of developing laminitis.... Read More

The team found that diseased bones had more and denser compact cortical bone; fewer, thicker, and less-organized trabeculae; and thicker articular (joint) and flexor cortices than control bones.

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Microstructural Alterations and Navicular Bone Degeneration

March 03, 2012

Researchers hope to more fully characterize alterations at the microscopic level in diseased navicular bones.... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Seeking Case Submission for Laminitis Study

February 02, 2012

Veterinarians can contribute by submitting first-time occurring cases of PEAL in horses they see in practice.... Read More

This moist, spongy lesion in the hoof's sulci region is characteristic of canker.

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Equine Canker

February 01, 2012

Canker is an unusual condition of the horse's foot that affects the frog, bars, and sole. ... Read More

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Recognize Insulin Resistance Before Laminitis Onset

January 06, 2012

Picking up on subtle signs of hyperinsulinemia is one way veterinarians can try to halt laminitis onset.... Read More

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Endocrinopathic Laminitis: An Incomplete Picture

January 04, 2012

Laminitis stemming from equine metabolic syndrome, Cushing's, and other hormonal conditions is common.... Read More

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Thrush Prevention

January 01, 2012

I own a 13-year-old Paint gelding and live in Central Pennsylvania where we h... Read More

The MRI image reveals a deep digital flexor tendon injury (the white spot on the black tendon area) contributing to navicular pain.

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A New Navicular Vantage

January 01, 2012

Technological advances such as MRI have given veterinarians a closer look at navicular syndrome.... Read More

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2012 International Hoof Care Summit Set for Jan. 31-Feb. 3

December 31, 2011

The summit will offer 68 hours of hoof care education focused around the theme "Zeroing in on Soundness."... Read More

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Support Strategies in Chronic Laminitis Cases

December 26, 2011

One veterinarian says designing a specific strategy that addresses all the needs of an affected foot is key.... Read More

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Using Foot Casts to Manage Laminitis 'Sinking' Cases

December 23, 2011

Prognoses for these cases are often poor, but foot casts might improve survival rates if applied early.... Read More

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Laminitis Prevention and Intervention in Hospitalized Horses

December 19, 2011

Hospitalized horses are at an increased risk for developing laminitis as a complication of injury or illness.... Read More

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UC Davis Lecture Addresses Foot Shape, Shoeing Lame Horses

December 11, 2011

Sue Dyson, MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS, and Chris Gregory, CJF, FWCF, will present at the lecture in January.... Read More

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Healing the Hoof During Therapy or Layup

December 09, 2011

Farriers can help devise a hoof care plan to helps a performance horse return to work as soon as possible.... Read More