Diseases

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

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Searching For The Missing Puzzle Piece In Problem Feet

Life Data Labs unveils new research project to study mineral content
Most horse owners focus much of their attention on maintaining a shiny hair coat, mane and flowing tail. However, many of these seemingly model horses also have problem feet. “What’s missing?” Mike Barker, sales representative at the Cherokee, Ala.-based Life Data Labs rhetorically asks attendees at the 2018 International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Opinions On Preventing And Treating White Line Disease

Hoof wall separation opens the door to the dreaded bacterial and fungus infection
Theoretically, treatment for white line disease should be simple — kill infection-causing bacteria and fungi. In reality, treating white line disease can be far more complicated. Bacteria and fungi naturally exist inside the hoof wall in a mutually beneficial relationship.
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Severe White Line Disease Causes Serious Problems

Infection leads to hoof capsule destabilization and coffin bone displacement in a Western Pleasure mare
White line disease (WLD) is a common hoof disorder, particularly in horses kept in moist or humid environments. While many cases are relatively minor, severe cases can develop that require the expertise of a farrier and veterinarian team.
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2018 International Hoof-Care Summit

[Video] Treating Issues Associated With The Navicular Apparatus With Shoeing Solutions: The Farrier’s Perspective

Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine farrier Travis Burns will explain the importance of communication with the vet to create a solution to address this issue. He’ll cover several considerations of shoeing options available to the farrier, as well as what you should think about when determining application of the shoe or alternative device.
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2018 International Hoof-Care Summit

[Video] Causes And Diagnosis Of Problems With The Navicular Apparatus: The Veterinarian’s Perspective

In this lecture, we pair a veterinarian and farrier who work together to address a common foot problem. In the first talk, Dr. Scott Pleasant of the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine will first survey anatomy of the navicular apparatus and then discuss the factors that lead to injury. He’ll explain how diagnostics help paint a picture of what the issue is and what to communicate to the farrier who will manage the footcare.
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32nd Annual Heumphreus Lecture

2/3/18
University of California, Davis
United States
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is hosting the 32nd annual Heumphreus Lecture. Read More

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