The Abnormal Horse Hoof: Club Foot

With a sound understanding of hoof biomechanics, “normal” farriery, and imaging in place, the workshop turned toward managing common hoof problems. Several panelists addressed the abnormalities from their unique perspectives.

Club Feet

Definition and causes

A club foot is upright conformation associated with a flexural deformity (a musculotendinous unit shortening) of the DIPJ. “The condition is a result of a contracture or shortening of the musculotendinous unit of the deep digital flexor tendon and muscle,” Silverman said.

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