Care and Rehabilitation of the Equine Foot Textbook
What does it take to grow the very best hooves an individual horse can possibly grow? Is it some magical trim, a supplement, or some newfangled shoeing package? The answers are much farther-reaching and involve every aspect of the horse’s life. Can laminitis and caudal foot pain be cured? Prevented? Can a carefully cultivated hoof form and internal foot development protect the horse from injury throughout the body?Read More
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Once again, Easyboots dominated the Tevis Cup. First Place, Best Condition, and 10 of the top 15 wore Easyboots.
We are starting to post workshop dates and locations (more to come soon) and sign-up is now open. Only 5 guests per workshop, so don’t think about it too long. As they fill up, keep an eye on the schedule for new workshops to pop up.
Ivy and Pete are hitting the road in the summer of 2014. They plan to tour the US teaching small (6 horse, 15 person) practical workshops to horse owners and professionals.
New Research from Auburn University
Clinical Outcome of 14 Obese, Laminitic Horses Managed with the Same Rehabilitation Protocol Abstract
A specific method of rehabilitation was used to
manage obese horses with laminitis, and clinical outcome was
evaluated after 5 to 20 months. Clinical data from 14
similar laminitis cases were statistically analyzed to
evaluate response to rehabilitation.
A specific method of rehabilitation was used to manage obese horses with laminitis, and clinical outcome was evaluated after 5 to 20 months. Clinical data from 14 similar laminitis cases were statistically analyzed to evaluate response to rehabilitation. See results:
P3 and P2 Development
While equine researchers continue to laugh at the idea that increased movement may play a part in development of the foot, bovine researchers are stepping up to the task. In this study, the size of P3 and P2 was increased by allowing more movement on rocky terrain for four months. See results:
Digital Cushion Development
Once again, researchers in the dairy industry have stepped up to the challenge of studying foot development. The control group of calves was kept in a small enclosure, while the treated group was walked two miles daily. See results:
Congratulations Matrix, Akiko, Sossity, Mario and Easyboot Gloves! They swept the Prix St. Georges and are National Champions.http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/yamazaki-winning-ride
Auburn Study: Caudal Foot Evaluation
Predictive modeling of the equine heel
Recently it has been proposed that healthy soft tissue structures of the equine heel play a primary role in equine soundness. Historically, little attention has been given to the significance of the health of the equine heel soft tissue structures, which are uniquely positioned so as to provide support and protection to the navicular apparatus. More