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The Cost Of Treating Laminitis

A veterinarian and three farriers discuss the cost of treatment and how it affects their approach to helping the horse
Like any disease, treating laminitis comes at a cost. Usually it is the financial aspects that one — especially the client — considers. Cost for diagnosis and treatment may include radiographs, medicines, and the professional fees of the vet and farrier to name a few.
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Cold Water
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Cold Moving Water, Plus Salt, Equals Spa Therapy

More technically known as cold water hydrotherapy, the treatment hasn’t caught on in the United States yet, but it has elsewhere

Just in case one of your Web-surfing, world-traveling or horse show-attending clients raises the subject, let’s get up to speed on cold water hydrotherapy as an aid to equine hoof and leg health.


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Diagnosis And Treatment Of A Spontaneous Rupture Of The Deep Digital Flexor Tendon

Therapeutic shoe with heel extension seen as key to successful outcome

The flexor tendons of the front limb of a horse are a common site of injury. Often, lacerations will damage the superficial digital flexor tendon, deep digital flexor tendon and even the suspensory ligament.


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Chronic Elbow Pain

It’s hard for farriers to avoid, but you can minimize it with proper management
Chronic elbow problems among shoers can be difficult to diagnose and treat and even harder to resolve. Many of us have experienced a sore elbow from hammering too much in a construction project. We rest the arm, the elbow pain resolves and we never think of it again.
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Briefings

One key to both his medical and shoeing success that Michael Miller would like to pass along to other farriers is the importance of keeping fit. “Since I used to do long distance biking as a hobby, I asked an exercise therapist to put together an exercise program for me,” says the Trussville, Ala., orthopedic surgeon and farrier. “As it turns out, those exercises that are best for a biker are also good ones for a shoer.
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