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The Thoroughbred Racehorse Foot : Evaluation and Management of Common Problems

@inproceedings{Morrison2013TheTR,
  title={The Thoroughbred Racehorse Foot : Evaluation and Management of Common Problems},
  author={S. E. Morrison},
  year={2013}
}
The importance of foot shape and balance in highperformance racehorses is paramount to maintaining soundness and optimal performance. Functionally adapted for speed and efficient use of energy, the Thoroughbred foot is light and lacks the mass for protection commonly seen in other heavier-boned breeds. The relatively thin walls and soles of the Thoroughbred foot make it more susceptible to injury and hoof capsule distortion. Hoof capsule distortion refers to hoof abnormalities such as flares… 

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