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Research Journal: December 2017

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Arthritis Treatment Inconclusive A case series treated with polyacrylamide gel was used to examine the effectiveness of the treatment for arthritis. Joints of 28 horses with naturally occurring arthritis in coffin, pastern fetlock or knee joints were injected with a medical grade preparation of the substance that is used as a lubricant or filler gel for plastic surgery or laboratory testing.
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How To Evaluate Foal Limb Deformities

In most cases, it’s fairly easy to determine that a foal’s legs are crooked when observing the limbs while standing in front of the horse. Yet, that’s not the correct manner in which to examine it, according to Cornell University Equine Hospital veterinarian Norm Ducharme.
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Casts Help Manage Pastern, Foot Injuries

Phalangeal casts worked well and were tolerated by horses suffering from distal limb wounds
The use of phalangeal casts for treating pastern and foot injuries had an excellent wound-stabilization success rate in a case-by-case review of 49 horses conducted by University of Illinois equine veterinarian Allison Stewart.
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Disgraceful Practice Continues

Illegal or not, some still resort to this abusive and unethical method to enhance gaited horse animation and gain an edge in the show ring

The Horse Industry Organization (HIO) operating plan contract for the 14 certified groups states, “A pressure shoeing violation shall be defined as soring, trimming or engaging in any practice the result of which causes the inducement of pain in the sole of the foot.”

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