Navicular Syndrome in Horses: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

By |2021-06-22T14:15:59-05:00June 22nd, 2021|Hoof Health|

Horses exhibiting heel pain are often diagnosed with navicular syndrome. It is a common – and frustrating – issue to deal with, but it no longer spells immediate retirement for the horse. With early diagnosis and proper treatment, a horse with navicular syndrome may still have a useful life for a considerable period of time. Navicular syndrome is a chronic degenerative condition that can cause lameness in the front legs. It is most commonly seen in competition horses and quarter horses.

Laminitis in Horses: Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatment

By |2021-05-31T12:05:47-05:00May 1st, 2021|Hoof Health|

Equine laminitis is a painful inflammatory condition affecting the horse's hooves. Cases of laminitis range in severity from mild foot tenderness to chronic founder, potentially impeding the horse's ability to walk. Laminitis is the bane of any horse owner's existence. Horses affected by laminitis suffer excruciating pain as the soft hoof structures known as lamina become inflamed.

7 Science-Backed Benefits of Biotin for Horses

By |2021-06-16T14:01:50-05:00February 14th, 2021|Hoof Health, Nutrition|

Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, is required in the horse's diet for the production of keratin – the main protein that forms a strong, durable hoof structure. Biotin is most commonly known for supporting hoof growth and quality. It also supports many other elements of the horse's physiology, including fat and sugar metabolism, hair and coat quality and healthy skin.

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