. Diseases of the horse's foot . Hoofs; Horses. FAULTY CONFOEMATION 125 ment. Especially will this be so if the lateral cartilages have become ossified. Neither may we look for much benefit from treatment if the contraction has occurred in animals with an oblique foot axis and flat hoofs. On the other hand, if the case is comparatively recent, if the limb is straight and the form of the hoof is upright, and if matters are uncomplicated by side-bones, or other serious alteration in the internal structures, then treatment may be rewarded with some measure of success. Treatment.—The greater part

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. Diseases of the horse's foot . Hoofs; Horses. FAULTY CONFOEMATION 125 ment. Especially will this be so if the lateral cartilages have become ossified. Neither may we look for much benefit from treatment if the contraction has occurred in animals with an oblique foot axis and flat hoofs. On the other hand, if the case is comparatively recent, if the limb is straight and the form of the hoof is upright, and if matters are uncomplicated by side-bones, or other serious alteration in the internal structures, then treatment may be rewarded with some measure of success. Treatment.—The greater part of the treatment of con- tracted foot will almost suggest itself as a corollary of the. Fig. 63.—Tip Shoe. The dotted portions represent the length of the branches removed. causes we have enumerated. The ngrmaLwidths.of- the heels may^be renewed^^jind devglopmeM,pf-JhejsKasted„ fr.og brought about by one of three methods : 1. By restoring the pressure from below to the frog. 2. By the use of an expansion shoe. 3. By operative measures upon the horn of the wall. 1. By Restoring the Pressure from Beloiv to the Frog. This may be accomplished as follows : (a) By Shoeing with Tips.—This method is advocated by Percival, by A. A. Holcombe, D.V.S., Inspector, Bureau of Animal Industry, U.S.A., by Dollar in his work on horse- shoeing, and by many others. Though requiring more care than in fitting the ordinary. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Reeks, H. Caulton. Chicago : Alex. Eger

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