Items Tagged with 'genetics'



Performance And Conformation

At higher levels of competition, understanding how a horse is put together becomes increasingly important
It’s natural for hoof-care professionals to focus primarily on a horse’s lower limbs as they work, but a general knowledge of equine anatomy and conformation is also important. This knowledge becomes more critical for those who work on performance horses. The higher the level of performance, the more critical that knowledge becomes.
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Research Journal

A review of the literature on how laminitis develops was recently published in the Equine Veterinary Journal. The authors looked at the literature concerning the various experimental models of laminitis, the mechanisms for inflammatory (sepsis) and metabolic (endocrinopathy) laminitis and how contralateral limb laminitis and pasture-associated laminitis might fit into these forms of disease.
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Even though scientific studies have shown the development of uneven feet in foals starts with their preference for grazing with one limb forward and one limb backward, some farriers believe high-low syndrome is due more to genetics than just being an asymmetrical trait.
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No Single Cause For White Line Disease

An in-depth look by a British farrier at the research findings has shed new light on those factors that need to be in place prior to the start of a white line disease infection
White line disease is a biodegradative disease that starts adjacent to the white line and works its way toward the outer portion of the stratum medium.
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