HOOF ABSCESSES EXPLAINED

hoof abscesses
A simplified view of the equine hoof to help visualize the structures involved in this process. Photo Credit: AAEP

Sooner or later, nearly all horse owners will deal with a hoof abscess. But what does “hoof abscess” actually mean? Although most commonly seen during the wet winter and spring months, hoof abscesses can plague horses year-round and usually occur when debris and bacteria enter the foot through hoof cracks …

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Equine Wellness: Have Mercy – Equine Euthanasia

Examining difficult end-of-life decisions The gelding stood with his head cocked to one side, nose extended forward. Curious and charming, our heartstrings tightened when we learned he was mostly blind. We’ve all seen inspirational stories of sightless horses living happy lives. With the right companion, and enough human love, he …

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Equine Aqua Therapy – Water Works for Horses!

Swimming and aquatreadmill work take center stage at educational event for owners who prioritize their horses’ peak performance, health and well-being. June 23, 2022, Franklin, Tenn: Haygain’s interest in equine respiratory health prompted staffers to dive into the topic of aquatic exercise for horses recently. The company was honored to participate …

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Morris Animal Foundation Announces Funding for Equine Behavior Studies

The studies will help veterinary scientists improve the well-being of horses. Morris Animal Foundation, a leader in advancing animal health, recently announced the selection of five new equine-behavior studies receiving funding in 2022. Dr. Wendy Koch, a veterinarian who has supported the Foundation for 30 years, provided funding for awarded …

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