Horse hoof diseases and conditons knowledge of the anatomy of the horses foot including the hoof and all its internal structures is of paramount importance in being able to assess the condition of the horses lower limbs and feet daily inspection reveals a problem. Some common horse hoof problems and hoof diseases can happen to the healthiest hooves so its important to know what to watch out for and what to do in case a problem arises thrush how to spot it thrush is a common infection of the frog of the hoof and is usually most evident in the sulci grooves on either side of the frog and in the . Disorders of the foot in horses by james k belknap dvm phd dacvs department of veterinary clinical sciences college of veterinary medicine ohio state university disorders of the foot are numerous including laminitis and navicular disease fractures puncture wounds bruises infections and a variety of other conditions. Diseases of the equine foot study guide by amanda edwards8 includes 93 questions covering vocabulary terms and more quizlet flashcards activities and games help you improve your grades. Push a card under the heels on young horses to see if they are bearing weight on the heels regular maintenance is essential even on mild cases surgery is necessary on severe ones along with shoeing with a toe extension and limited exercise coffin joint disease d osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease of the coffin joint
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