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4-point strategy for healthy hooves
If you’re lucky, you don’t need to think about your horse’s hooves too often. You just pick them out...
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Beyond the Saddle Ep. 39: American Farrier's Association, Travis Burns
Travis Burns is an Associate Professor of Practice in the department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences...
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The 'Pharoah Plate': A champion's lucky horseshoe
A shoe with an unusual, customized heel plate not only carried helped keep American Pharoah racing all...
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Fall laminitis alert
Fall can be a high-risk time for horses prone to this devastating condition.
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4 easy ways to ice-proof your horse's hooves
The rock-hard accumulations of ice and snow that can get packed into a horse’s feet can cause lameness...
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How to cope with ringbone
Medication, specialized farriery care and/or surgery help many horses with this type of arthritis remain...
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Does your horse need more traction this winter?
"Grippy" shoes can help your horse on slick footing, but too much traction can be damaging. Here are...
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6 simple ways to prevent thrush
Follow these steps to help prevent this common, smelly infection of the underside of the hoof.
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Explaining equine canker
A veterinary expert describes how he treats this stubborn, smelly hoof condition.
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Stay Alert for Laminitis this Fall
Equine laminitis isn't just a springtime problem. Here's why you need to remain on guard for laminitis...
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Summertime hoof changes
Peeling, flaking hooves look alarming, but are a normal consequence of dry summer weather.
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Life after Equine Laminitis
When laminitis leads to permanent changes in a horse's hoof, veterinarians and farriers team up to preserve...
Learn to Recognize Chronic Laminitis
Learn to recognize the slow-onset form of laminitis so you can spot trouble early and summon your veterinarian...
An Inspiring Recovery from Two Hoof Injuries
After sustaining two severe hoof injuries as a yearling that threatened both his soundness and his life,...
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Help For Locking Stifles
An equine veterinarian and farrier advises a reader on how to help her filly with bilateral locked stifles.
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