Articles Tagged with ''Diagnoses''

Research Journal: April 2017

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Hoof Disorders Described

Using a cross-sectional survey of 942 randomly selected horses in the Netherlands, Dutch researchers described hoof health and the most common disorders discovered during routine hoof trimming. Several management factors were also analyzed to identify potential risk factors for the hoof problems of interest.

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UF Farrier Tapped To Mentor Students

Jody Schaible, a farrier for the University of Florida, can bend forks, knives and spoons with his mind. Well, at least bend them into creations from his mind.
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The Murky Waters of Navicular Disease

What we used to understand about navicular disease has changed a great deal. Still, veterinarian David Ramey is optimistic about how we treat what we thought we knew
When David Ramey left veterinary school in the early 1980s, the approach to navicular disease was more simplistic than today.
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Mitch Taylor

Deep Digital Flexor Tendon is Part of a Complex System

So DDFT injuries often involve or influence other lower-limb structures
One of the most important things for a farrier to remember when he’s presented with a deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) problem is that there’s almost certainly something more than just that tendon involved.
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Rock And Roll Shoe Cures A Horse’s Blues

Lame foot now grows heels
Apache was presented to the veterinary clinic where I was the resident farrier in 2003. The horse, who stands nearly 16-hands high, had a right front lameness. He also has high-low syndrome, meaning that one foot has a long toe and a low heel and the other foot has a short toe and a high heel.
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Peeking Inside

Diagnostic imaging can give farriers an edge ­by looking inside the hoof, but horseshoers have to understand the ins and outs of various imaging techniques that have advanced far beyond the familiar X-ray technology.
Farriers working with equine veterinarians should be willing and able to gain insights into ailing hooves through the use of radiographs and other diagnostic imagining techniques.
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