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Saturday, 2 October 2010

News Flash - lameness a case study

This horse which had been very lame with undiagnosed laminitis type symptoms for at least 8 months, is now hacking out sound after just 3 months barefoot.  The owner is delighted, the vet wants to use the horse as a 'show case', and best of all the horse is happy :-)

What did we do?

Changed the diet
Soaked the hay
Restricted access to grass with a grazing muzzle
Instituted an appropriate exercise programme
Maintained comfort for the horse at all times
Trimmed in accordance with AANHCP guidelines

What didn't we do?

Confine to the stable 24/7
Radical or unnatural trimming
Spend a lot of money

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