Re: Winter Weather=lighter workload=no oats=slow hoof growth?

Eleanor Kellon, VMD

This is a bit OT so I'll keep it brief and you can move to EC Hoof for further discussion.

Your front foot radiographs show good bone alignment, no evidence of laminitis and OK palmar angle. However, the feet are dished because of a toe flare from overly long toe that is putting breakover too far forward and causing/contributing to the active ringbone changes. In a physiologically  trimmed foot, the distance from edge of P3 to the dorsal hoof wall on lateral will be about the same as the distance from tip of P3 to the ground and tip of P3 to the tip of the toe.  That tip of P3 to tip of toe distance is greatly increased.

Eleanor in PA   2 for 1 continued until January 31

EC Co-owner
Feb 2001

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