It’s never too late to teach your horse to be more at ease with having his hooves handled.
Schedule a visit with your farrier as soon as you notice a loose shoe. But in the meantime, you’ll want to take steps to either keep it in place or remove it.
A variety of factors can contribute to the formation of hoof abscesses.
Make sure to take care of your horse's hooves this winter
Before you assume your lame horse has an abscess, run through a few simple tests.
Each day brings another opportunity to help your horse grow better feet. Here’s a simple hoof building strategy you can easily incorporate into your daily routine.
If you find a shoe in the field, track down the horse it came from and do a quick assessment for any damage.
How you manage your horse on a daily basis can influence the strength of his hooves. Try these tips for building better hooves.
March 30, 2010 -- Nearly 50 researchers and laminitis experts attended the 2nd AAEP Foundation Equine Laminitis Research Workshop in West Palm Beach, Fla. to prioritize future laminitis research needs.
How to recognize and treat chronic laminitis, a frustrating and potentially devastating hoof condition.
How long should it take a hoof abscess to heal? Dr. Joyce Harman offers advice to a Standardbred gelding's owner in EquiSearch.com's Ask the Vet.
Researchers study the shock-absorbing capabilities of polyurethane horseshoes. By Christine Barakat for EQUUS magazine.
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.
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.
In some cases it's best to fit a horse with shoes fresh off a forge. By Laurie Bonner for EQUUS magazine.
Will letting a horse go barefoot increase the size of his hoof? Dr. Joyce Harman answers in this installment of EquiSearch.com's Ask the Vet.
Actor Wilford Brimley shares hard-working memories at American Farrier's Association Convention. Written by Fran Jurga for EquiSearch.
A simple guide to cleaning a horse's hooves. By Jayne Pedigo for EquiSearch.com.
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.
American Farrier Association-certified journeyman farrier Vance Glenn, of the Chester County (PA) Farrier Association, addresses EquiSearch users' questions on hooves and shoeing.
Founding EQUUS Medical editor Matthew Mackay-Smith, DVM, addresses a reader's question on improving her horse's hoof quality.