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hoof bruise, just below the coronary band...

Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by hunterrider08, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. RickB.

    RickB. Banned

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    None of which indicates founder. And, laminitis and founder are not the same thing. Many horses have had bouts of laminitis. Remember that an "itis" is an inflammation. In and of itself, nothing more and nothing less.
    M/L= Medial-Lateral (side to side). The bruising is caused because if the foot is out of balance, the wall gets jammed either because it is long, or because the long side hits first and then the foot slams down on the short side. The too long wall usually jams because while standing still, that side is bearing most of the weight. since it is an uncomfortable stance, the wall begins to migrate proximally(upwards) to try and equalize the load bearing. If it migrates too much, the strain on the wall becomes great enough to cause it to break(crack).

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    It depends. And, a true square toe dictates how the foot will break over and where. which is why most farriers prefer a blunt toed shoe, set back to varying degrees to accomplish a specific goal or goals.
    It depends. There are gait anomolies not related to any pathology, and pathologies below the fetlock that may be a factor.
    Generally speaking this is correct and a reasonable way to approach the situation.

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  3. hunterrider08

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    Thanks Rick, I spoke to my vet about 45 minutes ago and he agreed with the farrier.....my concern now is blood test came back that he is anemic, now we have to find out why.....:( i hope it is because of the lymes...
     

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