Hoof Care

5 things that can lead to repeated hoof abscesses
Repeat abscesses are a sign of predisposing condition that needs to be addressed. Here's what those conditions...
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The Fundamentals of Farriery Manners
It’s never too late to teach your horse to be more at ease with having his hooves handled.
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What to do about a loose shoe
Schedule a visit with your farrier as soon as you notice a loose shoe. But in the meantime, you’ll want...
Q&A: A rash of hoof abscesses
A variety of factors can contribute to the formation of hoof abscesses.
Winter Hoof Hazards
Make sure to take care of your horse's hooves this winter
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Is it a hoof abscess?
Before you assume your lame horse has an abscess, run through a few simple tests.
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What To Do When You Find a Lost Shoe
If you find a shoe in the field, track down the horse it came from and do a quick assessment for any...
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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...
Experts Tackle Equine Laminitis at Research Workshop
March 30, 2010 -- Nearly 50 researchers and laminitis experts attended the 2nd AAEP Foundation Equine...
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The Facts About Chronic Laminitis
How to recognize and treat chronic laminitis, a frustrating and potentially devastating hoof condition.
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EquiSearch's Ask the Vet: Help for a Hoof Abscess
How long should it take a hoof abscess to heal? Dr. Joyce Harman offers advice to a Standardbred gelding's...
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Polyurethane Horseshoes: Shoes of the Future?
Researchers study the shock-absorbing capabilities of polyurethane horseshoes. By Christine Barakat for...
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...
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How to keep your horse from losing his shoes
What keeps horseshoes on, what makes them lose their grip and how to ensure that your horse's footwear...
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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.
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