Thursday, December 26, 2013

Study: Underrun Heels Impair Horses' Hoof Loading Ability

Photo: Renate Weller, DrMedVet., PhD, MRCVS, MScVetEd, FHEA - Full Article

By Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Managing Editor
Nov 28, 2013

Collapsed heels are a common problem in horses, particularly Thoroughbred racehorses, and can cause decreased performance and lameness. Because little is known about the mechanism behind this condition, a group of researchers from The Royal Veterinary College, in London, U.K., recently examined the relationship between collapsed heels and hoof deformation. Farrier Peter Day, Dipl. WCF, presented their findings at the 2013 International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot, held Nov. 1-3 in West Palm Beach, Fla...

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