Jenny Hagen

Jenny Hagen

Jenny Hagen, DVM, PhD, CF, is a veterinarian, re­searcher and certified farrier. She is in private practice for equine ortho­pedics and chiropractic. She is a mem­ber of the faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Leipzig University in Ger­many.

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Managing Clubfoot in Foals

Proper handling and care is necessary for efficient and successful results
Clubfoot is a congenital or acquired distal interphalangeal flexural deformity of the toe. In general, a clubfoot can be defined as a hoof that meets the ground at an angle greater than 60 degrees.
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Stabilizing the Hoof Wall After Resection

Hoof casts promote healing, but be aware of side effects
Several disorders affecting the hooves can be an indication for a partial hoof wall resection. However, high risks and harmful side effects are associated with a loss of supporting hoof wall, so the hoof must be stabilized and protected to promote successful healing.
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What is Mediolateral Balance in Farriery?

Scientific research offers insights in the context of everyday hoof care and shoeing

Mediolateral balance is a widely and sometimes misleading term used by equine professionals, in particular farriers and veterinarians. This article aims to clarify terms related to “mediolateral balance” and to give an overview of current research findings regarding trimming and shoeing.


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How Horseshoe Modifications Change Pressure Distribution at the Hoof’s Weight-Bearing Surface

Research suggests compromises to counteract unintended side effects of therapeutic applications
Today’s veterinarians and farriers are confronted with a huge variety of orthopedic horseshoes that either have been developed over long periods or are modernly fashioned. The application of orthopedic horseshoes traditionally has been a therapeutic option to treat certain hoof disorders and other causes of lameness, so that knowledge about their effects on the hoof remains important.
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