A shoe with an unusual, customized heel plate not only carried helped keep American Pharoah racing all the way through a Triple Crown victory.
The rock-hard accumulations of ice and snow that can get packed into a horse’s feet can cause lameness and injury. Here’s how to keep hoof ice balls from forming.
Medication, specialized farriery care and/or surgery help many horses with this type of arthritis remain sound and healthy for years.
"Grippy" shoes can help your horse on slick footing, but too much traction can be damaging. Here are your options
Follow these steps to help prevent this common, smelly infection of the underside of the hoof.
A veterinary expert describes how he treats this stubborn, smelly hoof condition.
Equine laminitis isn't just a springtime problem. Here's why you need to remain on guard for laminitis well into the fall.
Peeling, flaking hooves look alarming, but are a normal consequence of dry summer weather.
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.
Learn to recognize the slow-onset form of laminitis so you can spot trouble early and summon your veterinarian before major damage is done.
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.
An equine veterinarian and farrier advises a reader on how to help her filly with bilateral locked stifles.
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.
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.
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.
Test your laminitis knowledge with our 12-question quiz.
How likely is your horse to develop this devastating hoof condition? Take our 8-question survey to find out.
Here are 10 ways to safeguard your horse from developing this potentially fatal hoof condition.
New research looks at laminitis and its connection to glucose deprivation in hoof tissues.
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.
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.
Test your hoof-health knowledge with this quiz.