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Can The Internal Structures Of The Hoof Be Changed

In the last decade, more veterinarians, farriers and horse owners have recognized that better nutrition, proper trimming, correct movement, changing the environment and improved protective devices can cause dramatic and positive external and internal changes to the equine foot.
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Guiding Principles For Equine Podiatry

Scott Morrison shares how he does his job
Scott Morrison, the equine veterinarian who heads up the podiatry practice at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., is on the go 6 and often 7 days a week, providing footcare for horses with problem feet.
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Dealing With Long-Toe, Low-Heel, Short-Toe, No-Foot Situations

When it comes to judging external foot structures, it may pay to take a look inside the hoof
The ideal front hoof conformation of a 50- to 55-degree toe and equal heel angle is a rare occurrence. Reports on the findings of Gene Ovnicek, Ric Redden, Jamie Jackson, Chris Pollitt and others should lead us to question the significance and validity of the ideal hoof conformation. In fact, these questions should cause us to seek answers regarding the parameters necessary to minimize the opportunity for insult to the foot and lower leg to even occur.
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