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There’s No Easy Way To Treat Cushing’s Disease

Farriers, vets and clients must band together to face treatment challenges
Senior horses may have multiple issues that affect trimming and shoeing strategies, from old injuries to arthritis that limit range of movement or the ability to hold up a hind leg. But the one condition that can most frustrate the owner-vet-farrier team is Cushing’s disease.
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Hoof Care for Horses with Joint Disease

Trimming and shoeing are just part of what needs to be considered when confronted with this very common problem
“Joint disease is very common. It is estimated that 60% of lameness is attributable to the joint,” says Professor C. Wayne McIlwraith, Director of the Orthopedic Research Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. Indeed, whether you’re talking humans or horses, you can hardly go a day without hearing joint-related lingo: arthritis, capsulitis, DJD, glucosamine, cartilage, etc.
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Treating Soft-Tissue Injuries

Farriers play an important team role in preventing, treating and rehabilitating damages of this kind that lame numerous horses
Although farriery overtly deals with the structures of the hoof capsule, a farrier may be involved with soft tissue injuries of the limb at any stage — from identification through rehabilitation. The term “soft tissue” technically includes any tissue that is not bone or horn: nerve, blood vessels, skin, subcutis, muscle, tendon, ligament, joint capsule, bursa, cartilage or fat.
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