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Club Foot Or Upright Foot? It’s All About The Angles

Proper diagnosis is important to determine a maintenance plan
It’s not uncommon to observe minor asymmetries in any horse’s feet. But when there is a significant difference between a pair of hooves, typically the front, the unevenness may be attributable to club foot. Club feet are estimated to be present in 5% to 20% of the equine population.
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An Overview Of Equine Canker

This article provides a summary view of the diagnosis and treatment of this foot disease
Equine canker is a disease in search of a definition since the cause has not been determined. It could be described as a pathological response to an insult to the foot’s horn-producing tissues. Equine canker has been defined as an infectious process that results in the development of a chronic, hypertrophic, moist pododermatitis of the horn-producing tissues, generally in the palmar / plantar sections of the foot.
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Moving Beyond The Pain And Swelling Of Equine Inflammation

Deeper knowledge of the concept can improve outcomes for horses
Is there more to heat, pain and lameness than meets the eye? Is there a reason why a horse is not responding to therapies? Potentially, yes. A farrier often is the first line of defense in identifying inflammation of the distal limb, and understanding its influence is critical for proper management.
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A review of the literature on how laminitis develops was recently published in the Equine Veterinary Journal. The authors looked at the literature concerning the various experimental models of laminitis, the mechanisms for inflammatory (sepsis) and metabolic (endocrinopathy) laminitis and how contralateral limb laminitis and pasture-associated laminitis might fit into these forms of disease.
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Dorsal hoof wall distortion — defined here as the deviation of the dorsal hoof wall from a straight line — can be an important indicator of overall hoof health and dorsopalmar hoof balance.


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Researchers from the United Kingdom measured the seasonal incidence of tying-up (exertional rhabdomyolysis) in polo horses in the United States and England and tried to identify factors related to the disease.
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