Shackleford mare 2008

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This PPP shows the 4 hooves and radiographs of those feet from a deceased banker pony

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Shackleford mare 2008

  1. 1. Shackleford mare 2008 special thanks to Sue Stuska,Ed.D for providing the case material <ul><li>Richard A. Mansmann, VMD,PhD </li></ul><ul><li>Kurt vom Orde, farrier </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Cope, technician </li></ul><ul><li>From the </li></ul><ul><li>Podiatry and Rehabilitation Service </li></ul><ul><li>Veterinary Teaching Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>North Carolina State University </li></ul><ul><li>College of Veterinary Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Southern Pines, North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>Raleigh, North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. Abnormal foot conformation – can be as detrimental as arthritis, laminitis and tendon/ligament injuries <ul><li>… . if not timely diagnosed and treated, it can get worse to the point of total disuse and life of chronic pain for the horse. </li></ul><ul><li>Abnormal foot conformation doesn’t need other pathologic problems to be crippling. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be crippling on its own, if not cared for!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Can be painful in its own right </li></ul>
  3. 3. Shackleford Banker Pony mare Leila 21 year old mare about 12 hands high this was her RF foot that she was bearing weight on for 4 years.
  4. 4. General comments from one small horse that never had farrier work in her life of 21 years <ul><li>She has a positive sole plane angle (SPA) in all 3 feet & 0 degree in RF. Many domestic horses do not due to long toe/low heel conformation. </li></ul><ul><li>The 0 degree sole plane angle is especially interesting on her RF which has been overbearing weight from LF shoulder injury. Most domestic situations probably would be negative? </li></ul><ul><li>Her general foot conformation is reasonably upright in spite of the fact she has been in a very wet environment all her life. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Right front foot The weight bearing foot for 4 years
  6. 6. Right front foot The weight bearing foot for 4 years
  7. 7. Right front foot The weight bearing foot for 4 years c
  8. 8. LF reduced weight bearing limb for 4 years
  9. 9. LF reduced weight bearing limb for 4 years Assume flare to lateral side?
  10. 10. LF reduced weight bearing limb for 4 years
  11. 11. RH
  12. 12. RH
  13. 13. RH
  14. 14. LH
  15. 15. LH
  16. 16. LH
  17. 17. Shackleford Banker Pony mare Leila 21 year old mare about 12 hands high this was her RF foot that she was bearing weight on for 4 years. So she has a positive sole plane angle, normal H/L zone, excellent sole depth and good breakover and DIP joint balance Never touched by farrier
  18. 18. Leila’s hind foot Excellent horn quality Never touched by farrier
  19. 19. What is normal? So bottom line for easiest to remember; FIVES Picture adapted from Redden, R. Understanding Laminitis. The Blood Horse,Inc, Lexington, Ky. 1998. P.44 and Page,BT,Bowker,RM;Ovnicek,RJF &Hagen,TL: How to Mark the Foot for Radiography. 45 AAEP pp148-150.
  20. 20. These are the 5 measurements we have felt to be the most helpful from lateral radiographs? <ul><li>Proximal and distal dorsal wall thickness (H/L zone 1 and H/L zone 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Sole depth at the tip of P-3 </li></ul><ul><li>Sole plane angle of P-3 (palmar/plantar) </li></ul><ul><li>P-3/P-2 joint support (position of shoe/trim around P-3/P-2 joint) </li></ul><ul><li>Break-over distance (Break-over of shoe/trim to tip of P-3) </li></ul>
  21. 21. Take the test www.healthyhorsehoof.com The goal of this web site is to increase owner awareness and interaction between them and their veterinarian and farrier
  22. 22. Thanks to all the owners, veterinary students, Merck-Merial summer program, veterinarians and farriers who have helped me help horses and think some of these ideas; and Sue Stuska for this case though …. it is still a work in progress, but also still fun!!!!

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