Recent News for Hoof Problems


Commentary: Paynter--A Profile in Courage

October 07, 2012

Steve Haskin shares his thoughts on racehorse Paynter's multiple medical battles and his recovery.... Read More


Dry Feet

October 01, 2012

My horse developed dry, cracked, and brittle hooves this spring. Why the change?... Read More


EMS, PPID Focus of Second Equine Endocrinology Summit

September 27, 2012

Endocrinology researchers met to discuss equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and equine Cushing's disease (PPID).... Read More


Racehorse Paynter Recovers from Laminitis, Fighting Colitis

September 21, 2012

Paynter has "beaten laminitis" and will be able to race again if he beats colitis, his owner said Sept. 21.... Read More


2012 Equine Endocrinology Summit: Laminitis Q & A

September 19, 2012

Don Walsh, DVM, answers questions about The 2012 Equine Endocrinology Summit and how it relates to laminitis.... Read More


Laminitis Research Project Inclusion Criteria Expanded

September 16, 2012

The coordinators of the ongoing laminitis research project have expanded the inclusion criteria.... Read More


Laminitic Racehorse Paynter Could Return to Track

September 12, 2012

The colt continues to make strides towards recovery and a possible return to the racetrack.... Read More


Zayat Family: Paynter Continues Improvement

September 07, 2012

Zayat Stables reports that its 3-year-old colt Paynter continues to improve after a rough couple of days.... Read More


Paynter 'Walking Comfortably,' Bloodwork OK

September 06, 2012

Haskell Invitational winner Paynter, who was diagnosed with laminitis Sept. 4, was "walking comfortably."... Read More


USAET Supports AAEP Foundation Laminitis Research Project

August 13, 2012

The USA Equestrian Trust recently granted $10,000 to the AAEP Foundation to support the study.... Read More


Researchers Seeking Horse Owner Help in Laminitis Study

July 30, 2012

Researchers are asking for horse owners' help identifying suitable acute laminitis cases for research.... Read More


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


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


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


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


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


Possible Granuloma

June 01, 2012

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


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


Equine Lameness Detection

May 01, 2012

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


Laminitis Horse Course Archived

April 10, 2012

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


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


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.


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


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


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