How Hoof Anatomy Affects Biomechanics in Sport Horses
“Variations in hoof anatomy may alter stress distribution, this predisposing horses to pathologies and lameness,” said Babak Faramarzi, DVM, CVA, MSc, PhD, an associate professor at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine, in Pomona, California.
However, studies exploring the relationship between hoof conformation, biomechanics, and potential injuries are limited.
So Faramarzi and colleagues conducted a study on the topic, and he shared the results at the 2018 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 1-5 in San Francisco,
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