Hoof Care

Summertime Hoof Changes

Peeling, flaking hooves look alarming, but are a normal consequence of dry summer weather. READ MORE

Help Your Horse Grow Stronger Hooves

How you manage your horse on a daily basis can influence the strength of his hooves. Try these tips for building better hooves. READ MORE

Life after Equine Laminitis

by Heather Smith Thomas When laminitis leads to permanent changes in a horse's hoof, veterinarians and farriers team up to preserve his comfort and soundness through targeted treatments. READ MORE

Learn to Recognize Chronic Laminitis

by Christine Barakat Learn to recognize the slow-onset form of laminitis so you can spot trouble early and summon your veterinarian before major damage is done. READ MORE

An Inspiring Recovery from Two Hoof Injuries

by Dorothy Stephenson After sustaining two severe hoof injuries as a yearling that threatened both his soundness and his life, a gelding named Fritz defies the odds of recovery. READ MORE

Help For Locking Stifles

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine An equine veterinarian and farrier advises a reader on how to help her filly with bilateral locked stifles. READ MORE

Does Your Horse Need More Traction This Winter?

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine The correct amount of traction is crucial to a horse's performance and soundness. Either extreme--too much or too little--significantly changes the way a horse moves and also increases his risk of injury. READ MORE

Caring for your Horse's Hooves in Winter

by Eliza McGraw When the seasons changes, so do your horse's hoof-care needs. Here's how to take care of your horse's hooves in winter. READ MORE

Assessing hoof cracks

A hoof crack may be cause for concern or nothing to worry about. Here's a quick rundown of the type of hoof cracks you're likely to see on your horse and what the consequences of each might be. READ MORE

Fall Laminitis Alert

The risk of laminitis in the spring---when horses graze lush new pasture grass---is well understood, but fewer people are aware that cases of this devastating hoof condition also spike in the fall. READ MORE

What's Your Laminitis IQ?

by Christine Barakat Test your laminitis knowledge with our 12-question quiz. READ MORE

Assess Your Horse's Laminitis Risk

How likely is your horse to develop this devastating hoof condition? Take our 8-question survey to find out. READ MORE

Polyurethane Horseshoes: Shoes of the Future?

Researchers study the shock-absorbing capabilities of polyurethane horseshoes. By Christine Barakat for EQUUS magazine. READ MORE

Say Thanks To Your Farrier in July

May 2, 2008 -- The 2008 National Farriers Week, July 6-12, represents a special time to thank the footcare professionals who help keep your horses healthy and functional. READ MORE

No More Lost Horseshoes

What keeps horseshoes on, what makes them lose their grip and how to ensure that your horse's footwear stays where it belongs. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine. READ MORE

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