Content tagged "horse hoof"

Sensitive Structures of the Hoof

Horses Updated: November 03, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyThe sensitive structures are so called because they contain many nerves and blood vessels. Injury to them will cause pain...

How a Horse's Hoof Grows

Horses Updated: November 03, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyHoof growth is one of the most important considerations in hoof physiology. Hoof growth occurs from the coronary band down...

Bones of the Hoof

Horses Updated: November 03, 2014

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky  Long pastern bone. The long pastern bone is located between the fetlock and pastern joint. The long pastern bone should...

Basic Horse Hoof Care

Horses Updated: November 03, 2014

Mary Boyce, DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of MinnesotaCaring for a horse’s feet and hooves will safeguard its long-term soundness....

External Parts of the Horse Hoof

Horses Updated: November 03, 2014

A horse’s hoof can be divided into five areas: the wall, the sole, the frog, the periople, and the white line. Hoof growth occurs by cell division of the...

Cleaning a Horse's Hoof

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

Betsy Greene, Equine Extension Specialist, University of Vermont  Cleaning out your horse's hooves is a task that should be done daily. Cleaning out the...

Blood Pumping Mechanism of the Hoof

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyBlood is pumped from the heart through arteries to the hoof and is assisted in its return through a “pumping mechanism” in...

Evaluating the Hoof and Trim Job

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

To evaluate the hoof, watch the horse move, and look for limb interference and faulty movement. Observe the position of the hooves when the horse is standing...

Understanding the Equine Hoof

Horses Updated: July 13, 2013

In this video, Nate Allen, of Allen Farrier Service-Juanita, NE and Central Community Technical College-Hastings NE, helps viewers understand how the equine...

Common Hoof Problems

Horses Updated: July 03, 2013

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyAbscess is an infection of the sensitive tissue of the foot. Abscesses result in varying degrees of lameness, depending on...

Navicular Disease

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

Navicular disease is the name given to the pain in the area of the navicular bone. It may involve inflammation of the navicular bursa, cartilage or tendon...

Sliding Plates

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

Sliding plates are shoes used on the back feet of reining horses to help them slide across the ground while they are in the sliding stop.Sliders should be...

Rocker-toe Shoe

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

The rocker-toe shoe is frequently used in conjunction with the egg bar to alleviate tension on the deep flexor tendon at the moment of breaking over. The...

Digital Cushion

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

The digital cushion is a wedged-shaped structure with a fibro-fatty composition in the foal and in the colt, and it hardens into a fibrocartilagineous tissue...

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