No Hoof, No Horse: How does the hoof grow?

In previous articles, we discussed the external and internal structures of the hoof.  By understanding the structures of the horse's hoof, we can understand how the hoof grows.  The rate and the quality of growth, much like our own fingernails, varies and while we don't depend on our "claws" for survival,...

No Hoof, No Horse: Internal Structure

In our last article, we discussed the exterior structures of the hoof.  Today we will be discussing the internal structures of the hoof.  There are two and a half bones inside the hoof:   the Pedal bone, the Navicular bone and the bottom half of the Short Pastern bone.   

Outbreak Alert – Rabies

A case of rabies was recently reported in a Bat in Everett, Washington. Among wild animals, the disease is most often reported in skunks and raccoons but is also found in bats and foxes.1,2 Rabies is usually transmitted from the saliva of an infected animal via a bite wound.1 Every case of...