Category Archives for "Pathology"

The Importance of Circulation for Barefoot Horses

The Importance of Circulation for Barefoot Horses When it comes to looking at nutrition in horses, the circulation is very rarely mentioned. It’s not uncommon for fundamental things to be overlooked. They just keep going quietly in the background so it’s just too easy to forget they’re even there. If we were trying to build […]

Underrun Heels Explained Part 3

Underrun Heels

Underrun Heels ExplainedPart 3 What’s happening to the internal structures in a horse with underrun heels and how do the forces on the hoof capsule help or hinder the recovery? In part 1 we looked at the hoof capsule, In part 2 we looked at the position of the internal structures, Now let’s look at […]

Underrun Heels Explained

underrun heels

Underrun Heels ExplainedPart 1 Underrun heels are a very common problem (or pathology) with hooves. It’s so common to see underrun heels that many people don’t even realise that it’s not ‘normal’ for a hoof to be that shape. You’ll often hear them called low heels, though I’d argue that you can have low heels […]

You Can’t Cure Laminitis!


You Can’t Cure Laminitis! Well that’s a bit of a defeatist attitude isn’t it! Stay with me here, there’s hope I promise… Horses can get over laminitis, I’m just not sure they can be cured of it. You see, laminitis isn’t a disease, really. Firstly, lets define some terms so we’re all on the same […]

What I Did This Weekend

What I Did This Weekend Well it’s been an exciting weekend for me! I went and did that thing, where you make what seems like a simple suggestion to someone, and it ends up with you spending 12 hours doing a very unexpected task, on top of the fancy birthday cake you were trying to […]