Category Archives for "Pathology"

White Line Separation

White Line Separation White line separation is a common problem, often causing great worry to horse owners, and leaving them obsessively scrubbing at the white lines digging out stones, and in what little time they have left, tearing their hair out. It doesn’t have to be that way though. It can’t always be completely fixed, […]

Underrun Heels Explained Part 3

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 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!

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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