Hoof Care

WaterShed Animal Fund Taps Kappert As Program Officer For Equine Adoptions

WaterShed Animal Fund recently announced the addition of Christie Schulte Kappert as program officer for The Right Horse Initiative, which exists to massively increase the number of successful horse adoptions in the United States. As program officer, Kappert develops social engagement strategies, builds partnerships and oversees program implementation for The Right Horse. Kappert is a skilled […]

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Thorough Exams Key To Laminitis Care

Laminitis is a painful hoof condition where the laminae inside the hoof capsule becomes inflamed or injured. The laminae are soft tissue structures that hold the coffin bone in place with in the hoof capsule. While many equine laminitis cases are obvious, with hooves that are hot to touch, a rapid digital pulse and the […]

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AHP’s Fourth Equine Industry Survey Now Open

American Horse Publications (APH) announced the launch of their fourth Equine Industry Survey on January 22, which tracks participation trends and management practices in the U. S. horse industry. The study, which will be conducted by Dr. Jill Stowe, PhD, an agricultural economics professor at the University of Kentucky, will help to identify key issues […]

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Sole Of The Matter: What Makes A Hoof Healthy?

We hear it time and time again – no hoof, no horse. While all aspects of the hoof play important roles in overall soundness of an equine, a major part of overall hoof health is the sole. While much of the sole is hidden from view, it is the element of the hoof that serves […]

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Farrier Daisy Bicking To Headline UC Davis Charles Heumphreus Memorial Lecture

The 32nd Annual Charles Heumphreus Memorial Lecture will take place February 3, 2018 at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). This year’s event features Farrier Daisy Bicking, founder of Daisy Haven Farm: School of Integrative Hoofcare, and Dr. Nicholas Frank, professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Farriers and […]

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Negative Reinforcement: Good For Some Lessons, Not For Others

Negative reinforcement is a training tool that is often misunderstood, or even met with negative associations. In its simplest form, negative reinforcement applies painless, but unpleasant, pressure to the subject until the desired behavior is achieved. For example, when our cars produce an unpleasant beep or tone until all passengers put on their seat belts, […]

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Winter Hoof Care Tips and Tricks: Think About Concussion

Winter can take its toll on a horse. From weight management issues and simply staying warm to hoof problems from walking on the frozen, uneven ground. The Horse Magazine spoke with Dr. Scott Flemming, CF, of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, and Dr. Tracy Turner of Turner Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery in […]

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Legal Considerations When Selling, Leasing, or Re-Homing A Horse With Issues

Rehoming a horse can be a challenge, but when attempting to sell or give away a horse with behavioral or physical issues, it can be not only difficult, but a liability if not approached properly. In order to protect yourself, the horse in question and also the potential new owner, there are some tips The […]

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Shelters for Horses: Why They Might Not Use Them

Equine experts recommend that horses have access to shelter to protect them from inclement weather. But if you’ve ever passed a field of horses in the dead of winter or the scorching heat, even if they have access to shelter, they often don’t seem to use it. A recent review article* on the use of shade by horses reinforced the […]

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How To Care For Older Horses As Temperatures Drop

As horses age, they often need additional support and attention in order to maintain their weight, comfort and overall health through the cold winter months. Dr. Luke Fallon of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute spoke with US Equestrian about the steps horse owners can take to keep their senior horses healthy and in good weight this […]

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