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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Rutgers University Advises Helmet, Vest Replacements

Rutgers University

Recently Rutgers University addressed riding safety and traumatic brain injuries, and the need to replace helmets and vests more often than most riders think. According to the Equine Science Center at Rutgers University (https://esc.rutgers.edu/), riding is considered one of the most dangerous sports in the United States because injuries are …

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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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UC Davis Study: Genetic analysis identifies novel mutation in Standardbred horse

Standardbred filly with dam. Photo credit: Wai Eyre Farm, New Zealand

Modern genetics and the birth of a unique foal in New Zealand has provided a successful example of tracking a mutation at its origin. The observations provide an origination example of the main mechanism of biological variation, mutations in the DNA The field of genetics has enabled us to predict …

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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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