AAEP Convention 2005: How To Manage Sheared Heels

Steve O'Grady, BVSc, MRCVS, of Northern Virginia Equine, said a sheared heel is a "created situation" and a "poorly understood phenomenon." He said the condition was first described by Bill Moyer, DVM, in 1975. "The diagnosis and treatment is the same now as it was then, and we're into the mechanism as to how it happens," said O'Grady.

He said sheared heels can be defined as a hoof

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