Recent News for Hoof Problems

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Cryotherapy Methods to Treat Laminitis

November 22, 2011

Cryotherapy is known to have anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects, both of which help affected horses.... Read More

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Assessing Lameness Severity in Horses with Chronic Laminitis

November 20, 2011

The use of force plate-based technology could quantify lameness severity in chronically laminitic horses.... Read More

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Equine Lameness and Podiatry Lecture Scheduled for Nov. 12

October 31, 2011

Equine lameness exams, regenerative medicine, podiatry advancements, and case studies will be discussed.... Read More

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Researchers Review Treatment and Outcome of Canker in Horses

October 27, 2011

The rare hoof ailment canker can cause lasting problems in horses, and can even be fatal.... Read More

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Expanded Poster Session Added to Laminitis Conference

October 14, 2011

The International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot features an expanded poster session.... Read More

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Palmar Angles' Effect on Laminitic Horse Hooves

September 24, 2011

Increasing the palmar angle could increase the amount of pressure on dorsal laminae rather than decreasing it.... Read More

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Insulin Sensitivity Changes in Pregnant Mares

September 19, 2011

Researchers recently set out to examine how pregnancy impacts insulin sensitivity and glucose levels.... Read More

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Champion Thoroughbred Beautiful Pleasure Dies

September 03, 2011

The 1999 Breeders' Cup Distaff winner was euthanized after a battle with equine laminitis.... Read More

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Therapeutic Shoeing Part 1: Foot Fundamentals

September 01, 2011

Addressing the anatomy, conformation, and biomechanical principles of the equine foot.... Read More

Supporting limb laminitis was a secondary complication of Barbaro's catastrophic orthopedic injury, but the complications and pain from laminitis led to the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner's euthanasia.

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Supporting Limb Laminitis: Prevention is the Best Treatment

August 15, 2011

Supporting limb laminitis is a sometimes fatal condition that develops as the result of another injury.... Read More

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The Impact of Navicular Bone Shape and Fragments in Horses

August 11, 2011

Navicular bone shape and fragments found near it could help veterinarians better understand navicular disease.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Link Between Obesity, Laminitis, and EMS

July 27, 2011

Is inflammation involved in chronic laminitis development in horses with equine metabolic syndrome? ... Read More

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Minimize Laminitis Risks

July 18, 2011

As lush summer grass grows, unfortunately so does your horse's risk for laminitis. ... Read More

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Minimize Laminitis Risks

July 01, 2011

Pasture-associated laminitis can have a sneaky, slow onset. Owners often just assume their horses are "off." ... Read More

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Lameness and Laminitis Seminar Scheduled for June 24

June 23, 2011

The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center will offer a "Lameness and Laminitis Symposium" on... Read More

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Lateral Resistance in a Quarter Horse

June 03, 2011

My horse is healthy and sidepasses well to the right, but not left. Could it be because he's in pain?... Read More

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Full Brother to Barbaro Born

May 21, 2011

Full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby winner born five years after Barbaro sustained injury in the Preakness.... Read More

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Regenerative Medicine Seminar for Horse Owners Scheduled

May 16, 2011

"The Horse Owner's Guide to Regenerative Medicine" will take place June 4 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., in Lexington... Read More

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Cushing's and Insulin Resistance Conference Scheduled for August

May 09, 2011

The Equine Cushing's and Insulin Resistance Group (ECIR Group) recently announced plans for the First Annual No Laminitis! Conference to take place on Aug. 5-7, 2011, hosted by Black Horse Consulting in conjunction with DeMario Farms of Chittenango, ... Read More

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The Lowdown on Thrush

May 07, 2011

For years, thrush was thought to be a fungal disease, but we now know that the thrush we find in horses' hooves is bacterial. In fact, we know that it's an anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that is most suited for living in an environment without oxygen) ... Read More

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Long Toes in Horses: A Pain in the Butt?

May 03, 2011

Your equine athlete's performance hasn't been blue ribbon-worthy as of late. Or maybe your broodmare's gaits are looking a little off kilter. Could long toes on the hind feet be to blame? According to the results of a recent study, the answer in some... Read More

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Navicular Disease: Possible New Treatment Option from Human Medicine

April 09, 2011

In certain cases of navicular disease, drilling a hole into the navicular bone--a procedure called core decompression that's commonly used to treat human osteonecrosis (bone death caused by poor blood supply to the area)--might provide a new ... Read More

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Cryotherapy Methods for Laminitis Treatment Compared (AAEP 2010)

March 25, 2011

Recent surveys of equine veterinarians reveal that laminitis is the No. 1 lameness concern of equine practitioners, due how difficult it is to treat and manage this debilitating condition. On the topic of laminitis control, Heidi Reesink, VMD, a ... Read More

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How to Manage a Quarter Crack in Equine Hooves

March 17, 2011

Lameness caused by quarter cracks is a nemesis of horses and owners, and treatment is often complex. ... Read More

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Barbaro Fund Supports Laminitis Project

March 17, 2011

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's (NTRA) subsidiary, NTRA Charities, has announced that the Barbaro Fund for Equine Health and Safety Research has disbursed $49,000 to support the second year of a research project on laminitis. The funds... Read More