Items Tagged with 'navicular disease'


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Persistence Pays Off In Navicular Case

Farrier struggles with a navicular case, but helps the Quarter Horse thanks to creative thinking, humbleness and owner patience
Our most important lessons as farriers often are learned through that one horse. These cases deliver an education that can’t be duplicated in any classroom. For me, that horse was Stretch.
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Moving Beyond the Pain and Swelling of Equine Inflammation

Deeper knowledge of the concept can improve outcomes for horses
Is there more to heat, pain and lameness than meets the eye? Is there a reason why a horse is not responding to therapies? Potentially, yes. A farrier often is the first line of defense in identifying inflammation of the distal limb, and understanding its influence is critical for proper management.
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Matching the Shoe to the Job

Experienced farriers say the choice should be based on a number of factors, many of which have nothing to do with the shoe itself
There is no shortage of horseshoes, in size, style or material. It will take no more than a few minutes inside a well-stocked supply store to convince anyone of that. Jeff Ridley, a farrier from Leighton, Iowa, recently was struck by that fact during a clinic at Anvil Brand’s headquarters in Lexington, Ill. The clinician was Shayne Carter of West Mountain, Utah.
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Teamwork Is Key To Keeping Navicular Horses Going

Suddenly your horse is lame. You wrack your brain trying to determine why; perhaps it’s a stone bruise, maybe the farrier has some insight, or maybe your horse needs chiropractic care. Once you’ve found no solution in those areas, you decide to call in the veterinarian. A simple lameness exam and flexion test can give you some insight into why your horse is lame. Finally, radiographs confirm what your vet suspects as the issue: navicular disease.
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The Horses Foot

The Horse's Foot, And How To Shoe It


First published in 1879, The Horses Foot, And How To Shoe It, addresses the major horseshoeing problems of the day, which are still applicable to farriers today. Topics such as quarter cracks, thrush, founder, laminitis and navicular disease are debated by the leading shoers of the time. Masterfully illustrated.


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