The Truth About Equine Hoof Abscesses – Part One

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Submitted by Patricia Morgan Wagner, Hoof Rehabilitation SpecialistHoof abscesses can be much more serious than most of us realize. Abscesses usually are misunderstood, misdiagnosed, mistreated and cause our horses unnecessary suffering, loss of use...

Don’t Be Negative

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We all know that being negative is considered a bad thing, and it's no different for the horse's hoof!A negative palmar (front), or negative plantar (hind), angle in the hoof refers to the orientation...

My Horse Has Retracted Soles?

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Ever have a horse with pretty healthy feet, and yet after a normal trim, just like you’ve given the horse a dozen times before, they are very footsore? Of course the horse is miserable,...

When Your Frog is Down: Repairing Prolapsed Frogs

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A prolapsed frog is where the frog, sensitive frog, and digital cushion have fallen below the height of the wall in the heels, basically the heel arch collapses. This is more than just a...

A Quick Curricular of Navicular

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“Navicular” is a dreaded word. It is often not discussed unless the conversation addresses navicular syndrome or another disheartening hoof ailment. While navicular syndrome may be frightening, the navicular bone is a good thing!...

Bacteria, Fungus and Yeast, Oh My!

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As a hoof care practitioner, I sometimes assume that all is well with my personal horses’ hooves. Healthy hooves depend on several variables and a balanced diet is essential for optimum hoof health. My...

Under Pressure – Discovering A Hoof Abscess (Part One)

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Submitted by EasyCare Product Specialist, Kelsey Lobato.An abscess is a bacterial infection of the connective tissues between the hoof wall and the sole of the hoof. Abscesses can be triggered from a number of causes,...

Low Grade Laminitis: A New Understanding of Hoof Pathology? – By Richard Vialls DEP,...

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Introduction I originally got involved in equine feet because of my mare, Esme, who has proved to be an incredible teacher when it comes to hoofcare. I struggled for over 4 years to work out...

The Challenges of Spring Grass: Laminitis and Founder

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By Dawn WilloughbyIn most cases, owners can prevent the ravages of laminitis (inflammation of the laminae between hoof wall and coffin bone) and founder (pulling away of wall from coffin bone due to a...

Under Pressure – Dealing with an Abscess (Part Two)

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Submitted by EasyCare Product Specialist, Kelsey LobatoAfter 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...