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Abstracts and Studies
First Posted: Jan 12, 2012
Nov 7, 2014

Study: External characteristics of the lateral aspect of the hoof differ between non-lame and lame horses.

Vet J. 2011 Dec;190(3):364-71. Epub 2010 Dec 18.
Dyson SJ, Tranquille CA, Collins SN, Parkin TD, Murray RC.
Source: Centre for Equine Studies, Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park, Kentford, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7UU, UK. sue.dyson@aht.org.uk

"During a pre-purchase examination (PPE) there is always a debate about how clinical findings of the hoof different from ideal should be interpreted in relation to future lameness risk and/or unsuitability of the horse for the potential purchaser. The objectives of this study were to describe and compare external angular measurements, linear ratios and hoof capsule characteristics of non-lame and lame feet. ..."

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Abstracts and Studies