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Causes Of Thin Soles

Michael Wildenstein says a variety of conditions that span the gamut from genetics, nutrition, management, environment, aging and past pathologies can bring on thin soles.
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Dealing With Thin-Soled Shoes

Soles get thin for a variety of reasons figuring out which one is the key to treating a case properly
The sole is the guardian that shields the sensitive structures of the hoof from contact with the outside world. Acting as the primary barrier against ground surface trauma, it is designed to handle concussion naturally; however, it seems that this once efficient protector has become one of the most abused structures of a horse’s anatomy.
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Unorthodox Approach Succeeds in White Line Case

Size and weight of affected Percheron led to emphasis on providing support
Samson is a 6-year-old Percheron gelding. He stands approximately 17.2 hands and weighs about 1,700 lbs. Prior to this incident of white line disease (WLD), he had been a perfectly healthy horse and had been under my care as both a trainer and farrier.
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Preventing and Treating White Line Disease

Bacteria and fungi are the direct causes of this condition, but hoof-care mistakes can be a contributing factor
While we are all familiar with white line disease in its advanced stages, there is no reason a horse should suffer from advanced lesions if we are diligent and observant in our day-to-day shoeing.
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