Diseases

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

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Copper Sulfate Use by Farriers Raises Safety Concerns

The common thrush treatment can be dangerous to farriers, horses and the environment
When providing hoof care on a regular schedule, many farriers see horses every 6 to 8 weeks and the nature of the footcare business is to provide a solution that works best for a horse within that interval. Yet, bacterial- and fungal-induced diseases such as thrush often thwart those best intentions.
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UC Davis Treats White Line Disease with Surgical Laser

Innovative approach eliminates previously undetectable pockets of bacteria and fungus
From diagnosis to management, white line disease presents a multitude of challenges for the farrier, the veterinarian and the horse owner. An umbrella term for infections that attack the innermost layers of the hoof, white line disease often has multiple pathologies, which can make it difficult to treat successfully.
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Book Review

Laminitis, Founder & Equine Digital Osteoarthritis

By K.C. La Pierre
K.C. La Pierre is no stranger to controversy in the hoof-care industry. With his latest book “Laminitis, Founder & Equine Digital Osteoarthritis,” La Pierre maintains that the traditional research on laminitis and founder have produced few treatment protocols because the model used in this research states that the coffin bone is suspended in the hoof by the laminae.
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Briefings July/August 2019

As seasons change and weather fluctuates, climates can experience high volumes of precipitation. Without proper drainage, land and pathways can become muddy and waterlogged. One way to avoid loss of hoof traction and accumulation of mud is to create a high-traffic pad, according to the University of Minnesota Extension.
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Research Journal: May/June 2019

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Ontario Racehorse Deaths This descriptive study examined the frequency of racehorse deaths in Ontario, Canada, from 2003 through 2015. In 2003, the Ontario Racing Commission created a reporting system to record all deaths of Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and Standardbred racehorses that occurred within 60 days of racing or entering a race or timed work. Owners are required to report all deaths that occur regardless of the cause or where the death occurred.


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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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