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Ringbone And Sidebone In Horses

When soft tissues in the horse's pastern or heel are subjected to repeated strain or trauma, the horse's body may respond to the chronic inflammation by depositing calcium. If the strain or concussion continues, the result may be ringbone, calcification affecting the collateral and suspensory ligaments along the front of the pastern, or sidebone, calcification of the lateral cartilage at the sides and rear corners of the horse's heel.
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American Farriers Journal

American Farriers Journal is the “hands-on” magazine for professional farriers, equine veterinarians and horse care product and service buyers.
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