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  1. Might need to get your vet to order some solar...

    Might need to get your vet to order some solar decongestant. Also have the vet test your horse's soles for allergies.
  2. I think the trim was done with the same level of...

    I think the trim was done with the same level of competence as the photography. I'm sure that horses would suffer less of Nikon made hoof rasps.
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    Most of the time when things go bad between a vet...

    Most of the time when things go bad between a vet and a farrier it is because the vet examines, diagnoses, and prescribes without ANY interaction with the attending farrier. Then the "prescription"...
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    Below is the letter I wrote to the American...

    Below is the letter I wrote to the American Farriers Journal.

    I wrote it in response the a letter titled "Oops! There's a veterinarian in the room."

    As the author of the text that follows, I...
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    A horseshoe adds weight on the end of a swinging...

    A horseshoe adds weight on the end of a swinging pendulum. It has damned little to do with the trim and everything to do with conformation. Horses that toe in tend to paddle. Adding the weight of a...
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    Completely normal folks? Here? :lol: Normal...

    Completely normal folks? Here? :lol: Normal people don't own horses!
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    This thread is the best blond joke I've seen in...

    This thread is the best blond joke I've seen in years.
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    The "cause" of a subsolar abscess is usually due...

    The "cause" of a subsolar abscess is usually due to foreign matter getting inside the hoof capsule through a small fissure in the connection between the sole and wall or sole and bars. It can also be...
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    Yep, if you feed formaldehyde to lab rats they...

    Yep, if you feed formaldehyde to lab rats they get cancer. Therefore it is vary bad to use it on horse's feet because it could give the barn rats cancer . . .

    :eek:
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    Cal your vet and/or farrier. Let us know what...

    Cal your vet and/or farrier. Let us know what they find.
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    My first impression is that the dark color is...

    My first impression is that the dark color is from iron oxide being absorbed into the horn from the shoe. Not impressed with the low nails and sloppy clinches. No comment on the trim because this job...
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    For some slightly more scholarly information . ....

    For some slightly more scholarly information . . .

    http://web.wt.net/~stovall/abscess01.htm
    http://www.equipodiatry.com/abcess.htm
    http://www.equipodiatry.com/article_hoof_abscess.htm
  13. Now that's a talented horse. :yes:

    Now that's a talented horse. :yes:
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    But dummies can't read xrays . . .

    But dummies can't read xrays . . .
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    You haven't explained anything at all. You...

    You haven't explained anything at all. You haven't defined the parameters by which you determine what is and what is not an underrun heel. I gave a definition for specific criteria (which is...
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    The widest part of the foot depends on how long...

    The widest part of the foot depends on how long the foot is, how distorted the foot is, the angle of the foot, and how flares and distortion are trimmed. It's a pretty silly reference when you look...
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    Perhaps you can post pictures of your own shoeing...

    Perhaps you can post pictures of your own shoeing illustrating what you are talking about.

    Trim what from the top? Dub the toe? Thin the wall?

    This horse is on a 5 week cycle. I am interested...
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    Hi ya darlin'. Me too, I retired in june.

    Hi ya darlin'. Me too, I retired in june.
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    Yep, that pretty much illustrates the difference...

    Yep, that pretty much illustrates the difference in the shoe mod. There is a difference in how the foot turns over also. A rocker toe can force turnover perpendicular to the direction of the rocker -...
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    What Patty said. :cool:

    What Patty said. :cool:
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    Yep. The only place you'll see that excess solar...

    Yep. The only place you'll see that excess solar horn referred to as "bars" is in posts from anonymous Internet forum educated hoof experts posting on Internet forums. The only reason farriers come...
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    FYI, it is not possible for the bars to grow...

    FYI, it is not possible for the bars to grow around the apex of the frog. The lamina of the bars terminates at the frog bridge - that little hump in the frog sulcus that catches your hoof pick when...
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    The title of this thread is "The perfect barefoot...

    The title of this thread is "The perfect barefoot hoof/trim"

    You posted an image of a foot and asserted;
    ZuZU chimes in with;

    And now;
    The past neglect is obvious because of the gross...
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    Based on the blurry out of focus pictures you...

    Based on the blurry out of focus pictures you provided it appears that the shoe covers the foot and that it was shaped and fitted cold. The work is serviceable. I see nothing about the job that would...
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    But it is so much fun to see imaginary farriers...

    But it is so much fun to see imaginary farriers talking about imaginary long toes and imaginary underrun heels.
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