Why can the tubules handle so much pressure?
100 billion straw like pieces, so can handle lots of pressure
How does enterolith start?
-normally stars with a small piece of metal
-only find stones in horses fed alfalfa
What causes p3 to come out of the hoof?
p3 wants to be parallel with the hoof wall. Lamina lets go, and then 300 lbs is forced to go down p3 which causes p3 to come out of the bottom of hoof.
How do you know a horse has founder?
- take digital pulse... it will be throbbing
- feel for heat in hoof
What should you do for a horse with founder?
-put in cold water and takes away inflammation
- flush out the horses system of toxins.
How to grow out a hoof?
Make sole grow does to bottom of hoof by putting a pad on it to prevent it from breaking
How to change point of break over?
round out the hoof, and the break over point will be moved back
add a rocker bar, and break over point will be behind rocker bar
acts as a fulcrum point to redirect the pull of the deep flexor tendon against the coffin bone as the horse moves forward
Inflammation of navicular bursa, ligament sprain, cartilage or tendon obstruction, and bone changes is....
What happens if the ligaments that hold the navicular bone in place get injured?
lameness may occur and blood supply to navicular bone and it's cartilage may be disrupted.
signs of navicular?
pointing to with the heel off ground, changed in form of hoof, contracted at the heel, takes shorter steps, worse after a period of rest
Treatment for navicular and objective?
bar shoe with heel support and rocker toe (trim and reset 4-6 weeks)
prevent strain on deep flexor tendon and relieve pressure on heel area to improve blood circulation