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Hoof Care and the Coffin Bone

Understanding the form and function of the distal phalanx is vital to keeping horses sound
The distal phalanx, also known as the third phalanx, coffin or pedal bone, seems fragile, lying suspended above the sole, encapsulated by the outer hoof wall and supported by an intricate web of anatomical structures. It can be likened to the tip of one finger or digit and is a critical piece of the equine anatomical puzzle.
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Shoeing for Founder

This case deals with a seriously dropped sole, damaged hoof wall and pedal bone
I started working on Refreshing Pause (referred to here as RP) in February of 2002. She was a special horse, since she helped me find ways to assist other horses with similar problems. While RP was not my first foundered horse, she's the worst founder case that I've encountered in terms of capsular damage.
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Hot Flash: Laminitis

LAMINITIS IS A dreaded malady. But until recently, our understanding of the disease remained painfully cloaked in mystery.
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