Category Archives for "Pathology"

Underrun Heels Explained Part 3

Underrun Heels

Underrun Heels ExplainedPart 3 What’s happening to the internal structures in a horse with underrun heels and how do the forces on the hoof capsule help or hinder the recovery? In part 1 we looked at the hoof capsule, In part 2 we looked at the position of the internal structures, Now let’s look at […]

Underrun Heels Explained

underrun heels

Underrun Heels ExplainedPart 1 Underrun heels are a very common problem (or pathology) with hooves. It’s so common to see underrun heels that many people don’t even realise that it’s not ‘normal’ for a hoof to be that shape. You’ll often hear them called low heels, though I’d argue that you can have low heels […]

You Can’t Cure Laminitis!

laminitis

You Can’t Cure Laminitis! Well that’s a bit of a defeatist attitude isn’t it! Stay with me here, there’s hope I promise… Horses can get over laminitis, I’m just not sure they can be cured of it. You see, laminitis isn’t a disease, really. Firstly, lets define some terms so we’re all on the same […]

What I Did This Weekend

What I Did This Weekend Well it’s been an exciting weekend for me! I went and did that thing, where you make what seems like a simple suggestion to someone, and it ends up with you spending 12 hours doing a very unexpected task, on top of the fancy birthday cake you were trying to […]

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