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Common Leg and Horse Hoof Problems

Learn about common horse leg and hoof problems like thrush, splints, bog spavins, windpuffs and more.

Frequently Asked Questions About Thrush
Does your horse have thrush in its hooves? Learn to identify, prevent, and treat thrush in horse's or pony's hooves.

Splints on Horses
Splints are very common in young horses in training. Learn what splints are and how to treat them.

Laminitis or Founder
Learn about the causes, treatments, symptoms and prevention of equine laminitis.

Hoof Abscesses
Is your horse suddenly lame for no apparent reason. Suspect hoof abscesses. Learn how abscesses form, their treatment and prevention.

Hoof Abscesses
Is your horse suddenly lame for no apparent reason. Suspect hoof abscesses. Learn how abscesses form, their treatment and prevention.

Hind Leg Problems in Horses
Learn about hind leg problems in horses, how they are treated and what you can do to help your horse.

Definitions of Ailments That Can Affect Soundness
These brief definitions describe the characteristics of common ailments that can affect the health of your equine companion's legs and feet. Included are grease heel, thrush, spavins, and sand cracks that are frequently found in horses and ponies.

Contracted Heels
Find out why horses lose shoes, and what you can do to help them stay on.

Contracted Heels
Learn all about the problem of contracted heels in horses. Discover why contracted heels develop, and how they are treated.

Hoof Cracks and Chips
Learn about hoof cracks and chipped hooves, why hooves become chipped or cracked, and how you can help a horse with cracked or chipped hooves.

White Line Disease in Horse's Hooves
Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of equine white line disease or seedy toe.

Stocked Up Legs in Horses
Are your horse's legs puffy and swollen after a night in spent in stall? This is because its legs have become stocked up. Here's why horse's legs become stocked up and what you can do about it.

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