Hoof Care

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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

Blog

Creating a 'Happiness Plan' for a Horse

April 14, 2015

Have you ever almost given up on a horse because of his behavior?... Read More

Article

Strange Stance for Shoeing

April 06, 2015

Learn why one gelding acts odd during farrier visits.... Read More

Routine hoof care is critical for your horse’s soundness and well-being. “A lot of times, when horses are on pasture, not in performance and not getting ridden very often, hoof problems arise due to longer intervals between care,” Tanner says. Whether a horse is barefoot or shod, “routine trimming by a skilled farrier,” is essential to reduce the possibility of laminitis, he adds.

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Introduction to Farriery Course Scheduled for May 15

April 05, 2015

Lecture topics will include hoof anatomy and physiology, trimming the balanced foot, when shoes are necessary, and more.... Read More

Article

Spring Health Preparations

March 31, 2015

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into spring riding season.... Read More

Feature

A Tale of Two Donkeys

March 26, 2015

One fends for himself; the other lives large. Both face potentially life-threatening welfare issues.... Read More

Article

How to Manage the Club Foot: Birth to Maturity

March 25, 2015

If recognized early and given proper intervention, especially in young horses, a club foot can often be corrected.... Read More

Audio

What You Need to Know about Equine Navicular Syndrome

March 24, 2015

Get the latest news and information about navicular syndrome diagnostics and treatment.... Read More

Article

Fit for the Trail

March 24, 2015

Learn how recreational riders can condition and protect their equine weekend warriors.... Read More

Blog

Settling In ... Slow Snorts and So Many Feed Choices

March 17, 2015

What have been your biggest challenges when getting a new horse after a break from ownership?... Read More

Navicular syndrome is a "catch all" phrase describing chronic forelimb lameness caused by pain stemming from the navicular bone and related structures.

Slideshow

A Look at Navicular Syndrome in Horses

March 04, 2015

Navicular syndrome is a leading cause of front-limb lameness in horses. Learn more in our slideshow.... Read More

Article

Preventing Disease Spread: Don't Forget About Farriers

March 03, 2015

Farriers should practice smart biosecurity to prevent potential equine disease spread among properties.... Read More

Article

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

Article

10 Early Warning Signs of Laminitis

February 17, 2015

Your horse's best chance of overcoming this hoof disease might lie in your ability to catch it early.... Read More

Article

The Farrier's Role in Horse Hoof Care

February 11, 2015

Take time to recognize the significant contributions farriers make to the equine community.... Read More

Article

Poll Recap: Trail Hoof Wear

February 03, 2015

Of the 1,003 respondents, 402 (40%) said their horses go barefoot on trails.... Read More

Article

Can I Give My Horse Biotin Supplements Designed for Humans?

January 26, 2015

Find out how biotin might help hoof and haircoat. ... Read More

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

Article

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

Article

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

Audio

Is it Bad for Horses to Stand in the Mud?

January 14, 2015

Dr. Nancy Loving weighs the pros and cons of keeping horses inside vs. turning them out in the mud.... Read More

Article

Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 09, 2015

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More

Blog

To Shoe or Not to Shoe Seniors?

January 06, 2015

Are your senior horses shod or barefoot?... Read More

Article

UT Veterinary College Offers Conference for Horse Owners

January 04, 2015

Lecture topics will include hoof care, nutrition, emergency care, dentistry, eye diseases, behavior, and more.... Read More

Article

New Year's Resolutions for Maximizing Horse Health in 2015

January 01, 2015

Here are five ways to help your horse stay healthy and happy through the new year.... Read More

Audio

Do Horses Need Biotin for Healthy Feet and Coats?

December 29, 2014

Equine nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes addresses listener questions about using biotin to improve hoof and coat health. ... Read More