Information and approaches farriers take while dealing with a number of diseases of the equine foot.


Research Journal: March 2024

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.
  • Stress Response with Laminitis
  • Sarapin Block Found Ineffective
  • A Review of Pastern Dermatitis
  • HA or PRP Following Arthroscopy

Read More
Seedy Toe Debrided.jpg

Rethinking Equine White Line Disease

Keratinolytic disease of the zona alba is a more accurate term for this common hoof ailment

Keratinolytic disease of the zona alba (KDZA), commonly known as white line disease, is a hoof pathology present across a wide range of breeds and disciplines. Referred to previously as hollow wall or seedy toe — as well as by various other descriptors — KDZA emerged as the most clinically correct term for the pathology when it was introduced in 2018 by fourth-generation farrier and author Simon Curtis, PhD, FWCF (Hons), HonAssocRVCS, of Newmarket, England.

Read More

Putting a Stop to Equine Thrush

Winning the battle against this hoof ailment requires a multi-faceted approach
Thrush is a common problem in equine hoof care. The result of less-than-ideal environmental conditions coupled with poor hoof hygiene, thrush can range in severity from causing mild discomfort during hoof picking to outright lameness.
Read More

Research Journal: December 2023

The information, ideas, and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.
    • Testing for Insulin Dysregulation
    • A Feed Supplement to Lower Insulin Levels
    • Diabetes Medications for Insulin Dysregulation

Read More


Insulin Report

Insulin Resistance Insights in Prevention & Treatment


This special 21-page report will provide you with the most up-to-date information about insulin resistance, warning signs to watch for during your regular client visits, and facts about the link between other pathologies and insulin resistance.

Michael Steward

The Science Behind Wooden Shoes -- MP3 Download


Michael Steward has had tremendous success treating laminitis as well as other lameness issues with his system of wooden shoes. In this presentation, Steward shares the science behind the success of this cost-effective treatment.  (Total Run Time: 1 hour, 7 minutes; File size: 54 Megabytes)

Stephen O' Grady

Utilizing Radiographs to Treat Chronic Laminitis -- MP3 Download


Radiographs can help spot structural changes within a laminitic foot and serve as an essential guide when trimming and shoeing a horse with chronic laminitis, says Stephen O'Grady. O'Grady cites different chronic laminitis cases to illustrate radiographic interpretation, application to the foot and reveal eventual outcomes. (Total Run Time: 1 hour, 4 minutes; File size: 58 Megabytes)

Laminitis Lessons

Laminitis Lessons


In this 16-page report, veteran farrier Randy Luikart, CJF, and equine veterinarian Ken Keckler, DVM, evaluate seven sets of hoof models supplied by Allie Hayes of Horse Science that illustrate different laminitic concerns.

Laminitis: What You Need To Know

Laminitis: What You Need To Know


This leading edge report offers practical approaches to dealing with laminitis - equine's most dreaded disease. 75% of horses affected with laminitis eventually develop severe or chronic lameness, contributing to the $13 million in annual losses in North America. If you're one of the 84% of farriers that deal with laminitis concerns each month, you have to have this report in your rig as an on-the-spot reference.




32nd Annual Heumphreus Lecture

University of California, Davis
United States
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is hosting the 32nd annual Heumphreus Lecture. Read More


Clinic day for farriers and veterinarians

2/15/20 8:30 am EST
University of Montreal
3200 rue Sicotte Saint-Hyacinthe
The faculty of veterinary medicine at the University of Montreal will host a clinic day for farriers at veterinaries. The clinician is Dr. Steve O'Grady. Read More

Live Sponsored Event

NAEP Regional Wet Lab

The Shoein' Shop
31740 Dunlap Blvd.
Yucaipa, CA
United States
Contact: Dave Dawson
The Shoein’ Shop will host a Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners Wet Lab on Feb. 26, 2022. The clinician is Mark Silverman, DVM. Read More


Pizza & Podiatry Roundtable

3/3/22 5:30 pm CST
Janssen Veterinary Clinic
2420 W. 236th St.
Sheridan, IN
United States
Contact: Lydia Mudd
How do you utilize your knowledge of functional anatomy while trimming and shoeing? Janssen Veterinary Clinic in Sheridan, Ind., is hosting the first of a miniseries roundtable discussions on functional anatomy March 3. Read More

Live Sponsored Event

Laminitis and Founder Clinic

Hampton Inn & Suites
3550 Ember Ln.
Billings, MT
United States
Contact: Jim Rennie
Rennie’s Horseshoeing is hosting a farrier, veterinarian, trainer and horse owner clinic April 8, 2022, at Hampton Inn and Montana Equine in Billings, Mont. The clinician is Travis Burns, FWCF, CJF (TE, EE), APF-I. Read More

Live Sponsored Event

Derby City Horseshoeing Association Winter Clinic

2/25/23 8:00 am EST
Farrier Product Distribution
361 Haven Hill Rd.
Shelbyville, KY
United States
The Derby City Horseshoeing Association will holds its winter clinic Feb. 25, 2023, in Shelbyville, Ky. The clinicians will be Travis Burns, CJF (TE, EE), AWCF; and Mike Poe, CJF, AWCF. Read More


White Line Disease

Top Articles

Current Issue

View More

Current Issue

View More

Must Read Free Eguides

Download these helpful knowledge building tools

View More
Top Directory Listings