An Off Step, A Bad Step, Lameness of the Hoof: Part II

By Michael Lowder, DVM, MS

As we are beginning to see from reading Part I, there are many hoof-related lamenesses. Research suggests that up to 90% of all lameness is due to a problem in the hoof, and the causes are many. Today we will discuss corns, abscesses, and quittorHorses, like people, get corns. Corns are the result of bruising of the sensitive sole at the junction of the hoof wall and bars of the sole. Lameness may vary from mild to extreme, and may present as both an acute or chronic condition. Bruising may be visible on the sole, but hoof testers may be necessary to identify the lesion in pigmented hooves.

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Merck Animal Health Launches NOBIVAC® Global Vet Exchange

Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the USA and Canada) today announced the launch of the NOBIVAC® Global Vet Exchange Program, which will give ten veterinarians the opportunity to visit clinics in other countries and share their knowledge and experience in veterinary care.

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The Overweight Horse Who Will Not Stop Eating - Leptin Resistance is the Key!

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.
 
Your horse is overweight. You've been told to feed him a lot less hay and you're desperately trying to do the right thing. But it won't work!  It won't work for your horse any more than a strict diet would work for people. We have known this for years when it comes to human obesity. The reason is simple - dieting restricts calories, which lowers the metabolic rate.

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Colorado State University Equine Reproduction Experts Offer Foaling Course

Horse owners and breeders will have the chance to learn from Colorado State University experts when the world-class Equine Reproduction Laboratory brings its “Foaling, Dystocia, and Care of the Newborn Foal” short course to Scottsdale, Ariz., in January.

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Save Space Without Sacrifice: The Single Drink UltraFount is Compact & Convenient.

You can lead a horse to water, but Classic Equine, by Ritchie makes them drink. The UltraFount has taken its place as the premier automatic watering solution for horse owners. 

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Welcome to 2 Minutes with Tab

Vettec is proud to introduce Two Minutes with Tab, a free educational hoof care video series featuring Tab Pigg, CJF.

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Nutrena® Launches “SafeChoice® September Savings”

Buy 4, Get 1 Free Promotion Runs Sept. 1 – 30, 2014

Fall is a great time to take inventory and shore up supplies.  Horse owners will have their chance to do just that during the Nutrena® SafeChoice® September Savings promotion. 

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A Fresh Idea on Watering

Take another look at automatic watering. The benefits are huge, the savings are real, and the convenience will make you wonder why you didn’t switch sooner. 

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Protect Your Horse's Digestive Health With Farnam’s New DigestAid Synbiotic Powder & Paste

It’s a stressful world out there and your horse’s digestive system takes the brunt of it. It doesn’t take much to unbalance intestinal microflora—anything from a change in forage to a course of antibiotics can do it. Help your horse maintain the proper balance necessary for digestive health with Farnam’s New DigestAidTM Synbiotic, available in powder and paste formulas.

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Need Hay This Winter? You Could Win A Winter’s Supply Of Hay!

Another summer of horseback riding is upon us, but when the weather begins to cool this fall, horse owners will again face the cost of purchasing hay for the winter. For the second consecutive year, one lucky winner will get an entire winter’s supply of hay paid for by Horse Health Products – *up to $10,000 cash towards the purchase of hay payable to the winner’s hay vendor or winner, as applicable.  See Official Rules for complete details.

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