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Abscesses Lead List of Common Hoof Infections

Dr. Raul Bras discusses foot infections at Midwest Equine Podiatry Conference
Foot infections are a common source of lameness in the horse. Understanding the causes of these infections and identifying their clinical signs are key to getting a horse back on the path toward health. Raul Bras, certified journeyman farrier and a veterinarian at Rood & Riddle in Lexington, Ky. discussed some of the different foot infections a hoof-care professional is likely to encounter, the importance of early identification and types of veterinary interventions that may be necessary at the Midwest Equine Podiatry Conference in Arlington, Wis.
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The Intricacies and Dangers of Puncture Wounds

It may be difficult to wait, but it’s often best not to pull that nail or thorn until you have consulted with a veterinarian
Whether to pull out that nail or other object found stuck in a horse's foot is a dilemma all horseshoers face occasionally. The wise and recommended move is to leave it until an X-ray can show how deep it goes and exactly what it punctures.
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Creative Use of Epoxy Solves Tough Hoof Problems

A cracked coffin bone and numerous infections almost did in this Belgian draft horse
It wasn't at all like Queen, a 2,000-pound Belgian draft horse, to hang around the barn door and refuse to go to out to the pasture. Her odd behavior was the first sign to owner Alan Sorensen (my husband) that his 5-year-old mare had foot problems.
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