Have you seen these feet? Does bad foot confirmation cause lameness in horses?

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Have you seen these feet? Does bad foot confirmation cause lameness in horses?

17 Nov 2022
RVC Equine Theatre 1

Hoof balance represents one of the most misused global terms in the equine industry and is differently understood by the various stakeholders. This talk reviews the relevant literature regarding the link between foot conformation changes and lameness in horses and discusses different techniques to assess foot conformation parameters in horses.

  • After this talk, delegates should
  • - Be able to understand the different approaches to foot balance
  • - Know about reported links between conformational abnormalities and lameness
  • - Be able to perform measurement of selected foot conformation parameters in diagnostic imaging of horses
Speakers
David Manuel Bolt, Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery - Royal Veterinary College

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