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Horseshoeing Habits and Hardships

What You're Doing Today Affects Your Health Down the Road

Repetitive stresses, poor work habits and small injuries build up over time, creating damage you’re not aware of until it’s too late
Not visualized in the diagram, but located at the wrist, your median nerve supplies feeling and movement to areas of your hand. Neurosurgeon James Warson, horseman and author of The Rider’s Pain-Free Back, says he’s always mindful of what he refers to as the three basic principles of life.
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Future research is more likely to find a pharmacological cure for systemic laminitis than for overload weight-bearing laminitis, maintains equine veterinarian Larry Bramlage. The surgeon with Rood and Riddle in Lexington, Ky., defines systemic laminitis as a disease process that liberates enough mediators within the body to trigger the separation of the hoof wall.


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Texas A&M University equine veterinarian Robin Dabareiner told attendees at the late November American Association of Equine Practitioners meeting in San Diego, Calif., that they’ll learn much more about the hoof by paying more attention to it. “Just by looking at the hoof more, I’ve learned an awful lot and realized that trimming is more important than shoeing,” she says. “With better trimming, horses are staying sounder longer and doing so with less drugs.”
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