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...

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...

Her Guide: Nature is Always Ready to Heal the Foot

My E-friend and trimmer, Maureen Tierney, has just published Natural Barefoot Trimming: The Hoof Guided Method. She began this journey like so many of us. In 2001, Maureen stumbled on Jaime Jackson’s book in...

Alternative Uses

So, by now, we all know that the Easyboot Glove is only the best boot in the whole entire hoof boot world :) Of course I may be partial, but I truly feel the...

Laminitis And The Laminar Wedge: Take It Or Leave It

Laminitis is one of the biggest hoof problems we encounter as hoof care providers. I have studied laminitis for the past 12 years extensively, presenting on laminitis at the Laminitis Conference in Florida and...

Liberty Belle, a Story of Second Chances

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed…. This heartfelt story comes from Hoof Care Practitioner Vickey Hollingsworth of...

Springtime and Laminitis Equals Natural Hoof Boot Protection

Maria Siebrand, Hoof Care Practitioner and barefoot advocate, is a promoter of natural horse care and natural trimming methods to effectively help the equine. She says seasonal laminitis cases inevitably rise in early spring....

Hoof Capsule Distortions, Part 4

In the last three posts we examined the different reasons as to why hoof capsules get stressed and distorted. In today's final instalment we conclude with a discussion about the sole and its function....

Under Pressure – Discovering A Hoof Abscess (Part One)

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,...

Turn Your Paddock into a Paradise

As April rolls around each year in the Rocky Mountains of Montana, I can’t help but say to myself as I look out onto my lush green pasture;  “What’s the point?”, if I can’t...

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