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farriery_and_feet - Farriery and Feet VTSC 2201 Fall, 2006...

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Farriery and Feet VTSC 2201 Fall, 2006
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Bottom of horse’s foot
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Parts of hoof
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Sagittal view of lower limb
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Bones of the lower limb
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Hoof and laminae
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Why shoe a horse? Only 3 valid reasons: For protection For traction To change the horse’s way of moving
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For protection If wear exceeds growth For support in pathological conditions If the horse is being asked to work on poor footing
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For traction
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Shoe studs
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Changing way of going Weight changes motion Length changes motion
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Laminitis/founder Laminitis— inflammation of the laminae More common in front feet, may be all 4 Founder— laminitis with loss of support to P-3, resulting in rotation/sinking
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Laminitis--causes Exact cause not well understood Inciting factors many and varied— Grain overload Too much lush grass Systemic disease Stress Corticosteroids
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Laminitis--signs Strong/bounding digital pulse Classic founder stance Reluctance to bear weight on front limbs May lie down, be reluctant/refuse to get up
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