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Equine Arthritis: Dealing With The Pain

Ask anyone who suffers from arthritis what it's like, and you'll hear just one word repeated and repeated - pain. And you won't have to look very far to find people to ask. In some cases, you don't even need to ask - you can tell just by watching them move; they don't like to because it hurts.
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Veterinarians' Roundtable

In the September/October issue of AFJ, we asked veterinarians what some of the red flags or symptoms are that farriers may see in a horse to indicate that a vet should be called. Veterinary surgeon John Stewart expanded on this topic.
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Advising Horse Owners on How to Head Off Navicular Disease

Veterinarian Dallas O. Goble believes understanding the basics of navicular disease will allow you to better serve your clients
“For something so small, equivalent in size to our little finger, the navicular bone can render a 1,000 pound, finely-tuned equine athlete into a pasture pet — permanently,” explains Dallas O.
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White Line Disease Declines As Farrier Knowledge Increases

In 1997, American Farriers Journal editors produced an in-depth look at how farriers were dealing with white line disease. Here’s what’s happened since then.
White Line Disease continues to be a serious concern for horse owners, but farriers are doing a better job of identifying and treating the problem.
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Success with Laminitis!

This Florida farrier has had great success with immediate sole support and veterinarians’ help
Laminitis has always been an extremely elusive disease. Even though tons of research has been done on its mechanisms and causes, nobody knows for sure how to prevent it. However, even if we don’t know how to avoid it, maybe we can still cure it.
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