Lameness

The articles and downloads in this section are related to many of the common lameness issues and pathologies that effect the modern day horse.  Although lameness is a complicated topic and should always be discussed with a veterinarian and farrier on a per case basis, some of the information here can still offer some clarity and understanding that will be helpful for many instances.

Understanding Laminitis (Part 1)

  • Video
  • October 14, 2010

The following video is the first part of a series on defining laminitis vs. founder, and understanding how the foot responds to the disease.  Hosted by Gene Ovnicek. (6 Min 33 Sec)

Understanding Laminitis (Part 2)

  • Video
  • October 14, 2010

The following video is the second part of a series on defining laminitis vs. founder, and understanding the foot's response to the disease.  Hosted by Gene Ovnicek. (5 Min 54 Sec)

First Aid for Laminitis - Styrofoam

  • Video
  • October 14, 2010

The following video is an overview for the recommended guidelines for applying Styrofoam Support Block to horses with Laminitis, founder and other acute hoof pain.

First Aid for Laminitis - Podiatry Pads

  • Video
  • October 14, 2010

The following video is an overview for the recommended guidelines for applying Purple Podiatry Pads to horses with Laminitis, founder and other acute hoof pain.

Guidelines for Effectively Dealing with Hoof Distortions & Lameness

  • Article
  • October 6, 2007
  The information contained within these notes will help simplify many issues that pertained to lateral/medial hoof balance, dorsal/palmar hoof balance, as well as establishing a reliable formula for detecting and treating hoof deformities an...

Management & Treatment Options for Pigeon-Toed Horses

  • Article
  • June 27, 2007
  Introduction Horses that are pigeon-toed and/or base narrow are frequently seen to have lameness and gait fault issues.  Ring bone, coffin joint disease, and collateral ligament lesions, as well as tripping and stumbling are common wit...

Recognizing, Evaluating & Understanding Hoof Distortion and How it Relates to Lameness

  • Article
  • March 15, 2007
There are many common factors connected with lower limb lameness (LLL).  Horses that are driven or ridden in a straight line are less affected by lower limb lameness than those horses who are asked to continually and repeatedly turn circles and ma...

Optimizing Laminitis Treatment by Understanding the Morphology of the Disease

  • Article
  • January 15, 2006
     Hoof distortion can be the part of hoof management that is misleading to many farriers and hoof care practitioners.  It can keep them from clearly seeing what needs to be done with the foot to properly prepare it for normal shoes, as well as ...

Challenges in Managing Horses with Metabolic Issues & Laminitis

  • Article
  • March 15, 2005
  Part 1: The Complicated Underlying Problems      Laminitis is a devastating condition in which the laminae of the hoof become diseased or damaged, and the coffin bone loses its attachment to the outer hoofwall. The shifting of the bone...

Successful Treatment of Distal Phalanx (PIII) Fractures

  • Article
  • May 1, 2004
Fractures of the Distal Phalanx (DP) are not a rare event, although many farriers and vets may complete their career without ever encountering one.  Traditional treatments for DP fractures have not progressed much. Treatments range from stall rest...
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