Hoof Care

The Basics of Hot Shoeing

In some cases it's best to fit a horse with shoes fresh off a forge. By Laurie Bonner for EQUUS magazine. READ MORE

10 Ways to Avoid Laminitis

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine Here are 10 ways to safeguard your horse from developing this potentially fatal hoof condition. READ MORE

The Role of Glucose in Laminitis

by Christine Barakat New research looks at laminitis and its connection to glucose deprivation in hoof tissues. READ MORE

Laminitis: The First 48 Hours

by Emily Kilby Well before laminitis stops a horse cold with excruciating hoof pain, it has already stirred up a destructive brew at the borderline between living flesh and inert hoof wall. By Emily Kilby for EQUUS magazine. READ MORE

How to Spot Laminitis Early

by Christine Barakat Blood pressure and pulse are important early indicators of laminitis. Learning to take and interpret them when your horse is healthy can save precious time in an emergency. READ MORE

Living with Founder

by Christine Barakat Veterinarian and farrier William Moyer, DVM, offers advice for horse owners confronting the debilitating hoof condition laminitis and founder. READ MORE

What's Your Hoof IQ?

by Nancy Ambrosiano Test your hoof-health knowledge with this quiz. READ MORE

Horseshoeing Hollywood-Style

Actor Wilford Brimley shares hard-working memories at American Farrier's Association Convention. Written by Fran Jurga for EquiSearch. READ MORE

How to Clean a Horse's Hooves

A simple guide to cleaning a horse's hooves. By Jayne Pedigo for READ MORE

Equine Anatomy - The Hoof

Knowing how the equine hoof is constructed will give an understanding of some of the problems that can occur and will also underline the need for frequent attention. Written by Jayne Pedigo for EquiSearch. READ MORE

Improving Hoof Quality

Founding EQUUS Medical editor Matthew Mackay-Smith, DVM, addresses a reader's question on improving her horse's hoof quality. READ MORE

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