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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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The Shoe On The Other Foot

When a horse suffers critical lameness in a single limb, it is often important to give as much attention to its opposite foot
In February 2011, an 8-year-old Quarter Horse named Andy was trailered from upstate New York to his new home in Georgia
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More Tips From AAEP

Ric Redden, equine veterinarian and farrier from Versailles, Ky., told attendees at the annual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners in New Orleans in November, that the physical examination is the most important part of evaluating the equine foot.

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