What are Hoof Distortions & how do they occur?

July 6, 2015

 

 

Article by Gene Ovnicek: Guidelines for Effectively Dealing with Hoof Distortions 

 

 

Additional Videos & Information about Hoof Distortions

RFDTV Episode #23 - Lameness Case - Distortion Evaluation - Part 3 of 6

 

Similar Information - Watch more videos from Episode #1 as Gene talks about Hoof BALANCE & Hoof DISTORTIONS.

 

 

 

 

E.L.P.O. Hoof Distortion Evaluation Protocol

This protocol was designed by the Equine Lameness Prevention Organization as a way to "grade" the most common hoof distortions.  This protocol help hoof care providers track distortion correction progress & to communicate with other hoof care providers, owners & vets.

 

 

 

Quick Reference Guide Download

 

To download a Simple Quick Reference Guide for Evaluating A/P (front to back) Hoof Balance, Click on the Image to the LEFT.  The file is a 1.5MB .pdf 

 

 

 

 

 

Equine Lameness Prevention Organization "Widest Part of the Foot" Research

 

The Equine Lameness Prevention Organization has conducted a Radiograph Study in order to offer useful guidelines to hoof care professionals. This project discussed the protocol used to locate internal hoof structures by using external references.  Click on the image to the LEFT for a summary of results.

 

 

 

 

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