Delaware, Ohio, farrier Dean Moshier shared his thoughts on hock and stifle issues in the September/October 2011 issue of AFJ. Here, he sares some addition thoughts on the issue, primarily how he prefers to address this as a lameness issue before it degrades into an injury. For him, proper hoof-care management relies on communication with clients and addressing equine footcare on a whole horse approach.
- What type of horses do you see these cases involve?
- Does your shoeing modality change when a veterinarian becomes involved with these issues?
- How do you approach holding the hind limb?
- What contributes to the issues of communicating to clients your suggestions of joint injections for their horses?