How Horse Owners Rank The Value Of Farrier Certification
|Importance||% of Horse Owners|
|Not at all||17%||20%|
— 2000 and 2011 American Farriers Journal horse owner surveys
Early Signs Of Laminitis
A recent British study indicates horse owners can easily confuse early signs of laminitis with several other common conditions. Signs of laminitis that are often overlooked by owners include a short and stilted gait, bounding digital pulses, difficulty in making a tight turn and a reluctance to move forward.
In a study with 93 horses whose owners suspected laminitis, 55% were actually diagnosed by vets with the disease. The remaining 45% of the horses suspected of having laminitis issues were diagnosed with undefined lameness, foot abscesses, colic or joint stiffness.
— Great Britain’s Royal Veterinary College, the Animal Health Trust and Rossdales Equine Hospital
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