Most Forelimb Lameness Due to Foot Concerns

As many as 80% of front feet lameness problems involve the feet and may often require therapeutic shoeing solutions.

         These include conditions such as laminitis, founder, navicular disease, hoof cracks and defects, coffin bone injuries, canker, white line disease and abscesses. These concerns may also be due to soft tissue injuries involving tendons and ligaments as well as diseases involving bones and joints.

— Josh Zacharias, Countryside Large Animal Veterinary Service, Greeley, Colo.

What Title Best Describes Your Footcare Occupation?

Title % of Attendees 
Full-time farrier 81%
Part-time farrier 8%
Hoof trimmer 5%
Equine veterinarian 3%
Hoof-care student 3%

— Survey of 2020 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees




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