Interpretive Summary: Short Communication: changes in gait after 12 wk of shoeing in previously barefoot horses
By: Katelyn E Panos, Kristin Morgan, Rachael Gately, Julia Wilkinson, Alexandra Uden, Sarah A Reed
Horses are athletic animals whose quality of movement affects their ability to perform. Management of hooves can influence gait symmetry. Shoeing horses is an accepted standard of care for athletic animals. Here, we show that shoeing previously barefoot horses using industry accepted farriery protocols increased maximum hock angles at the trot and reduced lameness scores.
Read the full article in the Journal of Animal Science.