Horse Hooves

Hoof System And Diseases

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*An Introduction To The Horse Hoof System And Diseases

No hoof no horse.  It is that simple.

These topics will show you the abundant things that can go wrong with the hooves.  However what will be different here are 2 things.  You might notice that I always look at things differently.

Physics and math (vector analysis) are critical in understanding how the hoof responds to the pressure applied to it.  The way the hoof responds to the pressures applied to it is dependent on the quality of the material of the hoof and that is all about feeding your horse correctly.  You must feed the horse specific raw materials to develop a strong hoof before you try to apply any principles of physics (trimming and shoeing).

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Long Toe, Low Heel

Long toe and low heels in the conformation of the horse hoof, when viewed sideways, is the primary cause of lameness in horses including navicular syndrome (caudal heel pain), tendon injury, ligament injury, concussive injuries, and poor gait.

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Podcasts

Fun With Physics And Horses – Podcast #010

Physics is a collection of laws that control how things work in this world. They have no allegiance to a country, religion or even if you are a plant, animal or mineral. Physics is the rule book by which we all play. How the laws of physics apply to our horses is...

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Horse Seminar Summaries – Podcast #050

I attended 3 equine seminars all with veterinarians discussing different matters: 1) “How Horses Think” put on by Cornell University (not the vet school) 2) “Laminitis Rounds” put on by the American Association of Equine Practitioners 3) “Fiber intake, Fermentation...

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Horses And The Web Of Influence – Podcast #055

I am so grateful when I hear someone listen to these podcasts from all parts of the world. But, more than that, people listen and apply what I say and find excellent results from their changes. I am so humbled. In this episode, I go through an email I received from...

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The AAEP Discusses Laminitis In Horses – Podcast #032

On October 13th, 2021 The American Association Of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) had a virtual meeting of 4 professionals involved in the care of horses suffering from laminitis. This is a crippling and often life-ending painful affliction of the hooves of horses. I...

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Webinars

Laminitis In Horses – HorseTalk Webinar

November 2, 2015 Discussion: Laminitis in horses requires understanding the basics and avoiding common mistakes. This was a FREE hour-long web broadcast where I discussed laminitis in horses. Even though my veterinary practice is limited to horsemanship-based...

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Topics

*An Introduction To The Horse Hoof System And Diseases

No hoof no horse.  It is that simple.

These topics will show you the abundant things that can go wrong with the hooves.  However what will be different here are 2 things.  You might notice that I always look at things differently.

Physics and math (vector analysis) are critical in understanding how the hoof responds to the pressure applied to it.  The way the hoof responds to the pressures applied to it is dependent on the quality of the material of the hoof and that is all about feeding your horse correctly.  You must feed the horse specific raw materials to develop a strong hoof before you try to apply any principles of physics (trimming and shoeing).

read more

Long Toe, Low Heel

Long toe and low heels in the conformation of the horse hoof, when viewed sideways, is the primary cause of lameness in horses including navicular syndrome (caudal heel pain), tendon injury, ligament injury, concussive injuries, and poor gait.

read more

Posts

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