Shoeless and Satisfied

I must take exception to comments by Stephen E. O'Grady, DVM, MRCVS, in "Barefoot vs. Shod: An Equine Podiatrist's Perspective" online at www.TheHorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=9796. Nails are not "toxic," but shoeing is an invasive procedure. Infection can occur when nails penetrate corium and/or white line. Perforations weaken

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