The biomechanics of the equine foot as it pertains to farriery.

  title={The biomechanics of the equine foot as it pertains to farriery.},
  author={Ehud Eliashar},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice},
  volume={28 2},
Shoes were originally applied to horses' feet to protect against excessive wear. Over the years, countless types of shoes and farriery techniques have been developed not only as a therapeutic aid to treat lameness but also to maintain or enhance functionality. The past 3 decades have provided equine veterinarians and farriers with new information relating to limb biomechanics and the effects of various farriery methods. This article describes the principles of foot biomechanics and how they are… CONTINUE READING

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