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This experimental study examined the effects of dorso-palmar and medio-lateral hoof imbalance on intra-articular pressure and fluid distribution in the coffin joint. Cadaver limbs were loaded in a hydraulic press to simulate vertical forces generated by standing and walking.
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Double Jeopardy

Two bad hips threatened Oregon farrier’s new career soon after it started

WHEN RUSSELL STOUT went to Oregon State University’s farrier school in 1999, he was no spring chicken. He had just finished 32 years of employment with International Paper Co. and had two daughters who were in their mid-30s.


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Tackling Angular And Rotational Deformities In Foals

Foal deformities are becoming severe enough to warrant corrective shoeing or surgery
Most foals are born with some degree of deformity. However, most of these deviations are minor and correct themselves without any intervention by the farrier or equine veterinarian. In some cases, attempts to correct what appear to be deviations in a foal result in irreversible damage and deformity later in life.
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