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

Bailey's Story - 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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New AAEP Guidelines for Prevention, Treatment of Equine Bacterial Disease Leptospirosis

Divers T. Leptospirosis. In Sprayberry KA, ed. Robinson’s Current Therapy in Equine Medicine. 7th ed. St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier; 2015:179.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that can cause acute renal failure, in-utero infection and abortion, and equine recurrent uveitis in infected horses. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published on its website comprehensive guidelines to educate practitioners about risk factors, transmission, clinical signs, treatment and other considerations pertaining to …

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