Chronically Laminitic Horses and Restoring P3 Alignment (AAEP 2003)

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With chronic laminitis, O'Grady explained that toe-downward rotation of P3 (the coffin bone) often occurs, which results in more pressure placed on the solar corium (the highly vascular tissue from which the sole grows) under the apex of P3. This pressure can disrupt blood flow, altering the rate and even the direction of sole growth.

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