Hoof Prosthetics: Prince’s Unlikely Hoof

Submitted by Philip Himanka In March 2016, a miniature horse gelding named “Prince” was diagnosed by Colorado State University veterinarians with right coxofemoral joint luxation (dislocation of the femur head from the hip socket disrupting...

Stabilizing Pedal Osteitis with a Glue-On Shell and Therapeutic Elevation Aid

In this case study submitted by Philip Himanka of Not Only Barefoot LLC, he describes the approach that he and Dr. Allen Landes took to help stabilize the coffin bone on a mare with...

EasyShoe Performance N/G Versatility

Our story begins with Blanche, a super sweet and gentle, giant white Mammoth Donkey.  I have experience in working with Mammoth Donkeys in the past, and could tell from the pictures that our client...

The Importance of the “Before and After”

We love to do before and after photo comparisons. They're fun and educational for us trimmers and also for our clients, the horse owners. I'm often surprised at how much has changed. I usually take...

5 Ways to Help Your Horse Escape Hoof Discomfort with TheraPads

We all know that feeling - the one you get after you’ve walked all day in a pair of new, flat shoes on hard floors. The dogs are barking, and no matter how many...

Get a Grip

When you understand the hoof as a complex, flexible, living structure and then consider a shoe as a rigid cast, it's easier to imagine what the rest of the horse must do to compensate...

3 Ways to Treat Navicular/Heel Pain Using the Easyboot Glue-On

By Jon Smedley of Trim and Train There seems to be a lot of discussion surrounding the condition of navicular/heel pain. What exactly is it, and what qualifies as a diagnosis? Regardless of that discussion,...

What Happens When an Abscess Goes Untreated

By Nancy Frishkorn BA, CHCP (reposted from September 10, 2013) If you own horses, chances are good that at some point either you or someone you know spent many hours tending to an abscess. An...

Under Pressure – Dealing with an Abscess (Part Two)

Submitted by EasyCare Product Specialist, Kelsey Lobato After discovering an abscess and finding out the cause, start treatment and possibly a prevention program. The treatment program will depend on the type of abscess your horse...

The Challenges of Spring Grass: Laminitis and Founder

Submitted by EasyCare Dealer, Dawn Willoughby Original Post June 2, 2011 In most cases, owners can prevent the ravages of laminitis (inflammation of the laminae between hoof wall and coffin bone) and founder (pulling away of...

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