My Horse Has Retracted Soles?

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,...

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,...

The Truth About Equine Hoof Abscesses – Part One

Submitted by Patricia Morgan Wagner, Hoof Rehabilitation Specialist Hoof 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

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...

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...

When Your Frog is Down: Repairing Prolapsed Frogs

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

“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!

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...

Every Hoof Has A Story

We’ve all heard the joke, “Talk to the hoof!” But what we really need to do is listen to the hoof. Every horse’s hoof has a story to tell. If you look and listen,...

The Challenges of Spring Grass: Laminitis and Founder

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...

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