June 29, 2009
A free educational video that examines the physiology of the equine hoof and demonstrates proper care and shoeing techniques is now available. "The Hoof: Inside and Out" is offered online and as DVD by the Shoeing and Hoof Care Committee of the... Read More
June 04, 2009
Evaluating what trimming/shoeing these horses need requires a combination of gait evaluation; hoof tester examination; discussion of the horse's history with the owner, trainer, and veterinarian; and evaluation of the wear patterns of the old shoes. ... Read More
June 03, 2009
Horse owners who want to learn more about proper equine foot care and maintenance are invited to attend a free talk at the University of Wisconsin's Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Oct. 22.
Farrier Dean Johanningmeier, who has... Read More
June 03, 2009
The end result of laminitis is often a discrepancy in hoof growth, in which the heels grow faster than the toe... Read More
May 06, 2009
How often a horse needs trimming depends on many factors, particularly how fast his hooves grow. A shod horse usually needs trimming every four to ten weeks (depending on his growth rate), since there is no way for the hoof to wear naturally.... Read More
May 01, 2009
My horse Lucky has started a behavior problem when we handle his feet. He's always been awesome about lifting... Read More
April 01, 2009
Timely deworming, immunizations, and farrier work are only part of the equation. Ongoing observation is required to ensure your horse is properly fed and cared for.... Read More
February 16, 2009
The term "corrective shoeing" is often overused and misunderstood. It sometimes implies that the farrier can correct conformational faults of feet and legs. In reality, often very little can be done to change the way a horse is built. Trying to fix ... Read More
January 06, 2009
How much attention do you give your horse's feet? Many times it's just the old once-over with the hoof pick.... Read More
January 01, 2009
How much attention do you give your horse's feet? Many times it's just the old... Read More
November 01, 2008
Most cases of thrush occur in inactive horses that live in stalls. Unfortunately, this describes a huge percentage of horses in the United States, since over the past few decades horses have become 'apartment dwellers.' ... Read More
June 01, 2008
Belknap (who co-hosted TheHorse.com's Webinar on Understanding Laminitis) said the latest research points to laminitis as an intense inflammatory injury of the foot, and it is no longer believed to be solely a blood flow problem.... Read More
April 23, 2008
The chronically laminitic horse is often a very tough case to manage because displacement of the coffin bone within the foot leads to a lot of pain and damage, in addition to the damage that allowed the displacement in the first place.... Read More
April 09, 2008
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has filed charges against the owner of a Rowan County, Ky., farm where state and local authorities found 31 dead horses on Tuesday.
Farm owner Don Miller is charged with violating state law... Read More
March 21, 2008
Choice of farrier might have a significant influence not only on the shape of a horse's hoof, but its soundness and athletic ability, according to research carried out by veterinarians in Switzerland. Forty dressage and show jumping horses, divided ... Read More
March 06, 2008
Defending champion Chris Cox of Mineral Wells, Texas, emerged victorious from his second Road to the Horse competition March 2, 2008, at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum. Along with taking the title, Cox also received a $15,000 donation toward his... Read More
March 01, 2008
Here's what we know about the efficacy of this popular hoof supplement.
Conditions such as chronic laminitis, cracked... Read More
March 01, 2008
Horse hooves aren't created equal, which can make it hard to understand the healthy foot's form and function.... Read More
November 15, 2007
Rather than waiting until there's a problem with your horse's feet, take time now to protect and maintain these valuable structures inside and out.
Step one is understanding the subject so you can communicate knowledgeably with your... Read More
September 01, 2007
May 01, 2007
Ask 10 people what a healthy hoof should look like, and you'll likely get 10 variations of an answer. ... Read More
April 19, 2007
Disease control and equine identification programs are among the topics on the agenda for the American Horse Council National Issues Forum June 17-20 in Washington, D.C.
The general session on June 19 will feature the following seminars:... Read More
March 10, 2007
The Andis Company has announced that Charles Wilhelm will represent the company in demonstrations throughout the United States. Wilhelm is an internationally known horse trainer who has developed techniques that calm even the most... Read More
March 10, 2007
A sizzle followed by a billow of foul-smelling smoke floated through the barn as Jeff Lickfeldt pressed a hot shoe to a Thoroughbred's hoof.
"That smells like money," he said laughing as it caused others' nostrils to curl.
For more tha... Read More
February 01, 2007
To prevent white line disease from spreading, should I purchase my own farrier tools for the farrier to use?... Read More
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