Toxic Yew Plant

ALL members of the Yew plant family are poisonous! They are beautiful but toxic and can deliver death to barefoot horses within minutes. It is the Japanese or English Yew, which is an ornamental...

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...

Epics and Navicular

My mare, TJ, was diagnosed with navicular a few years ago. I subsequently learned to trim and have been trying to get her comfortable enough to land heel first. I tried a soft paddock,...

Which Therapy Boot is Right for You?

By Katie Johanson, EasyCare Product Specialist Team Member It can be a devastating experience when your horse becomes lame, and it usually marks the beginning of a long, arduous road to recovery before soundness is...

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...

Fitting Zahara’s Spare Part

Submitted by Stacey Maloney, Team Easyboot 2012 Member Last summer my Competitive Trail Riding prospect, Zahara, broke my heart when she suffered a pretty bad heel bulb laceration - twice. Instead of spending the summer...

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...

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,...

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,...

Making a Difference with the Easyboot Rx

EasyCare dealer and natural hoof care provider, Suzanne Warsinsky of Appalachian Hoof care  recently gave us this great feedback on the Easyboot Rx. At the pre-purchase exam in September 2010, radiographs showed Charlie, a nine year old Quarter Horse had a slightly...

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