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Caudal Heel Pain & Navicular Syndrome

Thinking more broadly about caudal heel pain, rather than focusing solely on the navicular bone, can help the hoof-care team develop an appropriate treatment
When it comes to tackling caudal heel pain and navicular syndrome concerns, both farriers and vets got an in-depth lesson at a recent Iowa State University clinic on what the distinct differences can mean when treating horses with this ailment.
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Managing Navicular Syndrome In Horses

Two instructional articles, a cover photo and an in-depth editorial package covering the 35th anniversary of American Farriers Journal magazine captured top awards in the recent American Horse Publications annual editorial awards competition.
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Manipulating Foot Function

While the impact of shoeing on foot function is well documented, the biomechanics aren’t as easily understood
There’s been plenty of hoof research conducted on foot function over the years. And a general summary of existing research data conducted by Andy Parks indicates nailing on steel shoes limits the expansion of the foot and increases the magnitude and frequency of impact vibrations as the foot hits the ground.
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Dealing With A Non-Developed Limb

The newborn foal had no coffin bone, no navicular bone and incomplete development of the short pastern bone
One afternoon I received a call from a colleague with a client that had requested a hoof-care consultation.
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Shoeing Around the Coffin Joint

Scottish farrier Jim Ferrie says to let the coffin joint guide you when tackling cases of imbalance
The coffin joint is the most distal joint in the equine limb and, consequently, comes under a tremendous amount of pressure from above.
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