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Category: Footcare/Lameness

Dental care

Equine dental care is often neglected. As humans we are always off to the dentist for our 6 month check-ups. Horses are just like us, they can …

Thrush and canker

Maintaining your horse’s feet in good condition is of primary importance. Neglected feet can develop many conditions which, if left untreated, …

Tendon injuries

Tendon injuries are a common occurrence in the athletic horse. Although injury can occur in any tendon in any type of horse and age, the superficial …

Taking your horse barefoot

Are you thinking of taking your horse barefoot?  If so, here is some useful information …

Subsolar abscess – pus in the foot

A subsolar abscess, or pus in the foot, is an infection beneath the sole of the foot. Subsolar abscesses cause severe pain to your horse due to …

Stem cell therapy

Tendon, ligament and joint injuries are common occurrences in horses, and up until recently …

Sidebone

Sidebone is the name given to the ossification (bony formations) of the flexible collateral cartilages of the distal phalanx (coffin bone) in …

Shoeing problems – how to deal with them

Problems with shoeing are most commonly due to horses not being willing to pick up their feet or having them handled, rather than being due to …

Seedy toe

Good hoof care is essential in avoiding conditions such as quittor. Regular trimming and/or …

Quittor

As every horse owner knows, the horse’s foot is a very complicated structure. It may not look it from the outside, but within the hoof wall …