Puncture Wounds

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Treat Hoof Punctures Early

It seems like such a mild problem, a nail or splinter in the tough hoof. The solution also seems simple–take the object out, clean the foot up, give the horse some time off, and everything will be all right. For superficial hoof wounds, that’s

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Hoofcare Education at Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium

One of the most common comments at the 15th annual Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium in Louisville, Ky., Jan. 21-23, 2002, was that if farriers or veterinarians don’t have a passion for working on laminitic horses, they shouldn’t take the cases.

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Foot/Lower Leg Wounds and Treatment

When you find your horse with a severe wound of the hoof or lower leg, you likely want to clean it up, remove any foreign matter such as fence wire, and apply antibiotics, right? However, this could make evaluation by your veterinarian more

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Puncture Wounds in the Foot

Within this subject, it is also a good time to discuss simple foot abscesses, as they are a common–and often the best possible–outcome for a puncture wound to the foot. Generally before infection can take hold, the puncture must penetrate the dead

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