Laminitis And The Laminar Wedge: Take It Or Leave It

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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...

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...

Life During Founder Rehab

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Submitted by Christin Ganey DavisI was introduced to the barefoot and booting way of life in a very unexpected way. Our dressage horse, Chase, escaped from the barn with his sidekick during the night. Somehow, Chase...

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!...

Every Hoof Has A Story

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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,...

When Abscess Goes Untreated – The Sequestrum

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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 abscess is collection of pus in an area of...

Turn Your Paddock into a Paradise

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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...

Matthew’s Story

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This past winter I traveled half way around the world to spend time with my husband who works in Saudi Arabia. I left a list of local barefoot trimmers with my clients in case...

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...

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...