Learn about diagnosing and treating common hoof ailments, recognizing lameness, and developing a plan with your veterinarian and farrier to keep your horse sound
New research on a devastating disorder is leading treatment advances and prevention.
Here's a rundown of common hoof defects, ranked from least troubling to most serious.
Make sure to take care of your horse's hooves this winter
Dr. Stephen O'Grady, an equine vet and farrier, shares how to prevent and treat your horse's thrush.
Trauma to the underside of the hoof is a common cause of lameness. Here’s how you can help your horse stay sound.
A new remedy is doing wonders for sore-footed horses.
A reader asks about the causes, treatment, and prevention of horizontal cracks in her horse’s hooves.
It's natural to want to immediately remove a nail or other object that has punctured your horse's hoof, but it is not always the best first response.
If you find a shoe in the field, track down the horse it came from and do a quick assessment for any damage.
Follow these steps to help prevent this common, smelly infection of the underside of the hoof.
A veterinary expert describes how he treats this stubborn, smelly hoof condition.
Equine laminitis isn't just a springtime problem. Here's why you need to remain on guard for laminitis well into the fall.
Peeling, flaking hooves look alarming, but are a normal consequence of dry summer weather.
When laminitis leads to permanent changes in a horse's hoof, veterinarians and farriers team up to preserve his comfort and soundness through targeted treatments.
After sustaining two severe hoof injuries as a yearling that threatened both his soundness and his life, a gelding named Fritz defies the odds of recovery.
A hoof crack may be cause for concern or nothing to worry about. Here's a quick rundown of the type of hoof cracks you're likely to see on your horse and what the consequences of each might be.
The risk of laminitis in the spring---when horses graze lush new pasture grass---is well understood, but fewer people are aware that cases of this devastating hoof condition also spike in the fall.
Test your laminitis knowledge with our 12-question quiz.
Whether you’re treating a hoof infection, deep cleaning, or applying ice, the disposable StepnSoak bag can simplify hoof soaking. The 21-inch-tall matte vinyl bag measures 14 inches wide for easy
How likely is your horse to develop this devastating hoof condition? Take our 8-question survey to find out.
How long should it take a hoof abscess to heal? Dr. Joyce Harman offers advice to a Standardbred gelding's owner in EquiSearch.com's Ask the Vet.
Well before laminitis stops a horse cold with excruciating hoof pain, it has already stirred up a destructive brew at the borderline between living flesh and inert hoof wall. By Emily Kilby for EQUUS magazine.