Veterinarians and farriers can work together to help club-footed horses lead productive lives.
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Horse owners and veterinarians can identify a club foot based on classic signs and grades of severity.
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November 07, 2013
Veterinarians and farriers can work together to help club-footed horses lead productive lives. ... Read More
August 27, 2013
Find out the results of our poll about club feet.... Read More
January 21, 2013
Horse owners and veterinarians can identify a club foot based on classic signs and grades of severity.... Read More
December 05, 2011
Attendees discussed hoof lameness, club feet, track surface's effect on lameness, back and neck pain, and EPM.... Read More
August 14, 2010
Thrush, underrun heels, hoof cracks, and laminitis, oh my! Today's horses can face many common hoof problems, whether the animals are pasture pets or high-level competition horses. Join us on Monday, Aug. 16, for a live chat event on hoof problems.... Read More
January 01, 2010
A veterinarian / farrier describes managing a Quarter Horse early club foot with trimming and surgery.... Read More
May 29, 2009
Researchers examined the effects of uneven feet on equine performance and linked this to other faults. ... Read More
May 01, 2008
A large majority of horses, regardless of breed, have a high-low foot syndrome where one front foot has a higher angle and different shape than the other. A close look at the characteristics of the high foot qualifies it as a club foot.... Read More
March 01, 2007
Some foals sharing the same sire are all walking on their tiptoes and are very upright. Is this genetic?... Read More
August 02, 2006
Acquired flexural deformity of the coffin joint is often referred to as "club foot." The foot's appearance can vary from dished with the heel raised to a boxy shape with the hoof wall nearly perpendicular to the ground.... Read More
June 01, 2004
Just about every horse out there has what we might call a hoof problem on at least one of his four feet. It might be a simple mismatch that might not be a problem, or it might be much more serious. In any case, hoof problems, regardless ... Read More
May 01, 2003
All of the cutting-edge hoof information presented at this symposium is very helpful to the fledgling field of equine podiatry. Equally valuable is the open, helpful atmosphere in which everyone is learning and helping each other understand new conce... Read More
March 05, 2003
The first presentation on the agenda of the 16th annual Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium, held January 16-18 in Louisville, Ky., was a discussion of the club foot--a problem seen in all places and breeds. While probably all of those present had see... Read More
December 11, 2002
“The horse’s foot is so integral to most of what we do in equine practice,” said moderator Gayle Trotter, DVM, MS, professor in clinical sciences at Colorado State University, in the Podiatry forum on Dec. 12 at the American Association of Equin... Read More
September 01, 2002
Some women love high heels. Walking in them might take some getting used to, but they provide the perfect look for big-city club-hopping or schmoozing at the latest gallery opening. They're not so great, though, for jogging or other sports. A... Read More
December 01, 2001
Q. I just read your June “Ask the Vet” article about muscle toning and development (article #2775). It describes my horse exactly! Her left shoulder is more developed, and the right shoulder is farther forward and flat. Her... Read More
June 01, 2001
Q: After seeing the conformation of several weanlings at a sale recently, I noticed that my weanling had a strange-looking foot. On closer examination of his leg, his foot seemed a bit boxy. Will I still be able to sell him... Read More
April 01, 2001
Club feet might be one of the most common growth problems in young horses. Affecting youngsters primarily between birth and 6 months of age, the club foot actually is a flexural deformity of the distal interphalangeal joint (coffin joint) caused... Read More
June 01, 1998
A foal born with club feet or a young, growing horse which develops the condition can be both a mystery and a problem for the owner and the veterinarian in charge of treatment. The condition can be mysterious because many factors might be... Read More
September 01, 1996
Ask six veterinarians what causes developmental orthopedic disorders in foals and you might get six different answers. According to Tina Kemper, DVM, there could very well be six causes, and possibly more. Kemper specializes in equine internal... Read More
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Q. The farm I work at has a mare with a club foot. Her mother did not have a club foot, but I am told her sister and her yearling colt did. Is club foot an inherited condition?
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