Horse Health Matters®

Horse hoof sole with abscess visible

Recognize and Prevent Hoof Abscesses

  • A common cause of severe lameness
  • How to prevent, and how to recognize
  • By Jacob Butler, certified journeyman farrier
  • Read the article

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Quote of the day

Let a horse whisper in your ear and breathe on your heart because you will never regret it.Author Unknown

Today's glossary term


The state of lying down-often not being able to get back up.

Tip of the day

Never reach down and grab a horse's leg. Start at the shoulder or hip, and slide your hand down the limb. In most cases, a gentle squeeze just above the fetlock will be enough to get the horse to lift its leg.

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