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Research Journal: December 2017

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Arthritis Treatment Inconclusive A case series treated with polyacrylamide gel was used to examine the effectiveness of the treatment for arthritis. Joints of 28 horses with naturally occurring arthritis in coffin, pastern fetlock or knee joints were injected with a medical grade preparation of the substance that is used as a lubricant or filler gel for plastic surgery or laboratory testing.
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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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Research Journal: March 2017

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Resveratrol For Bone Spavin

Resveratrol, a natural substance found in grape skins and other plants, is thought to have anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties.


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Research Journal March 2016

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Researchers in Canada used cadaver limbs to study the effects of hoof angles and loading patterns on joint surface contact areas in the fetlock. Eight limbs from Standardbred horses that died for reasons unrelated to this study were fitted into a mechanical pendulum device to simulate hoof strike at a trot. Strips of pressure-sensitive film were placed across the joint surfaces inside the fetlock to measure contact areas, and the limb was loaded while simulating flat, toe-first and heel-first landings.
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Physics And Lateral Extensions

British farrier believes the numbers simply don’t add up to support some of their long-assumed benefits
Farriers sometimes shoe horses with shoes that extend outside the profile of the foot.
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Hoof Care for Horses with Joint Disease

Trimming and shoeing are just part of what needs to be considered when confronted with this very common problem
“Joint disease is very common. It is estimated that 60% of lameness is attributable to the joint,” says Professor C. Wayne McIlwraith, Director of the Orthopedic Research Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. Indeed, whether you’re talking humans or horses, you can hardly go a day without hearing joint-related lingo: arthritis, capsulitis, DJD, glucosamine, cartilage, etc.
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