Demystifying Fungal Infections of the Equine Hoof
Scientists estimate there are millions of fungal species in the world, some of which can cause a variety of diseases in humans and animals. Think ringworm and thrush. You might be aware that your horse is susceptible to fungal infections of the skin and respiratory system, but did you know fungi can also affect your horse’s hooves?
Journeyman farrier Mike Wildenstein, CJF, APF, FWCF (Hons), who was the resident farrier at Cornell University for two decades, recently spoke about fungal infections of the hoof at the 2020 Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners Symposium, held virtually.
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