Recent News for Hoof Care


2016 Western Veterinary Conference: Monday's Top Tweets

March 08, 2016

View some of our news editor's tweets and take-homes from Day 1 of the 2016 Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas. ... Read More


Spring Health Preparations

March 07, 2016

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


What Shape are My Horse's Feet In?

March 06, 2016

Even horses with less-than-ideal feet can lead sound and productive careers.... Read More


Why Does My Horse Stumble After Jumping?

March 02, 2016

Find out what a veterinarian might look for when examining a horse that loses his balance after jumping a fence. ... Read More


Using Hoof Boots to Manage Chronic Laminitis

February 26, 2016

While hoof boots aren't a permanent solution for chronic laminitis, they can provide customized support and pain relief.... Read More


Providing Hoof Care in Developing Countries

February 25, 2016

Providing owners of working equids with both hoof care and education can be challenging. One farrier shares his tips.... Read More


Tips for Managing Lacerations Involving Joint Structures

February 24, 2016

These wounds are bad news! Pursue immediate and aggressive therapy for the best chance at a successful outcome. ... Read More


Equine Lameness Basics

February 21, 2016

Whether you've had horses all your life or are new to the industry, you're bound to deal with lameness at some point.... Read More


Things You Should and Should Not Put on a Horse's Wound

February 18, 2016

Is the ointment you're using on that cut helping or hurting? Remember these tips when treating horse wounds.... Read More


Peat Gets Thumbs Up as Horse Bedding

February 16, 2016

Peat might not be pretty, but study results suggest it might be better for your horse's health than wood shavings.... Read More


University of Tennessee to Host Conference for Horse Owners

February 13, 2016

Lecture topics include nutrition, PPID, parasitology, back pain, toxic plants, natural foot care, and dentistry.... Read More


Pain Management Options for Laminitis, Foals, and More

February 12, 2016

Veterinarians share their experiences in delivering pain management and discuss the pros and cons of various drugs.... Read More


Thrush: That Black, Smelly, Gooey Stuff

February 11, 2016

Thrush is a common hoof problem, and the best treatment is one that is individualized to your situation. ... Read More


Six Honored International Hoof Care Summit

February 10, 2016

Three farriers and three vets were inducted into the Horseshoeing and Equine Veterinarian Halls Of Fame, respectively.... Read More

And even with preventive measures, snowballs can build up. Protect your horse from slipping and injury by removing snow and ice from his hooves as it builds up.


Don't Ignore Your Horse's Hooves this Winter and Spring

February 10, 2016

Don't put your horse at risk for developing problems such as thrush and abscesses. Here's how to prevent these issues.... Read More


Thrush Prevention

February 10, 2016

We have been getting a lot of rain. How can I treat my horse's thrush and keep it from coming back?... Read More


Managing Chronic Infected Wounds in Horses

February 07, 2016

Chronic infected wounds are challenging for vets to manage, not to mention distressing and costly for the horse owner.... Read More

And even with preventive measures, snowballs can build up. Protect your horse from slipping and injury by removing snow and ice from his hooves as it builds up.


Winter Hoof Care: It's a Team Effort

February 03, 2016

Keep your horse sound and moving safely this winter with these smart hoof care practices.... Read More


Foot Casts for Treating Equine Lower Limb Injuries

February 02, 2016

Hoof casts immobilize joints, maintain the hoof-pastern axis, reduce the need for frequent bandage changes, and more. ... Read More


Poll Recap: Winter Shoeing Solutions

January 26, 2016

The majority of the respondents said their horses will go without shoes this winter. ... Read More


Measuring SAA Can Help Identify Health Issues Early

January 23, 2016

Vets can use SAA levels to differentiate between systemic inflammation and noninflammatory diseases in horses.... Read More


Help! My Horse Ate Chicken Feed: What Should I Do?

January 18, 2016

Here's how to react if your horse consumes feed designed for another animal.... Read More


Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 14, 2016

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


Cold Weather Tips for Horse Owners

January 05, 2016

Here are six important tips to help owners keep horses healthy and safe during the cold days of winter.... Read More


The Horse's Top Infographics of 2015

December 31, 2015

Topics included stress, scratches, hoof abscesses, deworming, vaccinations, metabolic syndrome, healthy coats, and more.... Read More