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Thorough Lameness Exam Starts Before you Pick up a Hoof

Equine veterinarian urges Summit attendees to use more than their eyes when evaluating horses
Harry Werner, an equine veterinarian from North Granby, Mass., and past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, believes that a thorough equine foot examination in lameness cases should begin long before you pick up the horse's foot.
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Apply Two Basic Principles to the Long-Toe, Low-Heel Hoof

Trim away the bent horn tubules to get down to the straight ones, and deal with each foot on its own merits, says a noted farrier and teacher

You look at the foot and there it is: a weak heel that you suspect might lend itself to the development of a foot with long-toe, low-heel syndrome. The bad heel might have been caused by trimming the heel too low or by a naturally weak heel prone to collapse. Or it could be caused by excessive wear at the heel that, studies have shown, can be brought about by a shoe, especially one that’s too small, that exposes only the heel to wear.


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