Articles - hoof-care

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When Rot is Afoot: Thrush

Find out how to combat thrush, a common hoof condition caused by a bacterial infect...

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Inside the Crumbling Hoof: White Line Disease

Learn how to recognize, treat and prevent this destructive infection, which causes progressive separation of the hoof wall....

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What Should I Do if My Horse Punctures a Hoof?

Melissa McKee, DVM, explains what to do if you discover a nail or other penetrating object in your horse's hoof....

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Coronary Band Injury: More Than Cosmetic

An injury to the coronary band can have long-lasting effects, from a small blemish, to disrupted hoof growth and permanent disfigurement. ...

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Going Barefoot

It might raise a few eyebrows, but Marc Blouin is finding going shoeless works when it comes to his band of thoroughbreds....

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Advanced Diagnostic Imaging and Hoof Care

The horse arrived at the clinic 'horribly lame,' says veterinarian Melissa McKee. 'We thought it might be an infection.'...

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