Monday, November 23, 2015

Foot Pain in Horses: More Than Meets the Hoof - Full Article

By Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc
Oct 14, 2015

The next time your horse develops foot pain, you might want to think outside the box when deciding what you think is causing the problem. While common ailments such as navicular disease, laminitis, or hoof abscesses are possible, they're not the only things that could be causing your four-legged friend pain. The distal (lower) aspect of the horse’s limb, from the mid-cannon bone down to the sole, has extremely complex anatomy and is subject to a multitude of injuries that can baffle even the most veteran veterinarians...

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