Reference : Horseshoeing styles comparison and detection of subclinic equine digit discomfort during...
Scientific congresses and symposiums : Unpublished conference
Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/93618
Horseshoeing styles comparison and detection of subclinic equine digit discomfort during movement
English
Noble, Prisca [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de morphologie et pathologie > Anatomie >]
Lejeune, Jean-Philippe mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Anesthésiologie gén. et pathologie chirurg. des grds animaux >]
Serteyn, Didier mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Anesthésiologie gén. et pathologie chirurg. des grds animaux >]
Caudron, Isabelle [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés >]
7-Jul-2011
Yes
International
6th meeting of young generation of veterinary anatomists
06-10-2011 to 09-10-2011
European Association of Veterinary Anatomists
Nottimgham
Unietd Kingdom
[en] horse ; horseshoe ; kinetics
[en] Introduction: For the sound equine forelimb, ground reaction force (GRF) peaks to ~0.8-1 BodyWeight (BW) during the trot (4m/s). Little work investigates the effect of different horsehoeing styles, directly on the limb GRF distribution and indirectly on the equine digit comfort during movement. This study investigates GRF distribution after application of different aluminium horseshoeing styles during movement.
Methods: Two horses (H1,H2; mean 575kg) were used. However H2 had an old healed flexor tendons lesion, the horses were judged to be sound on locomotor examination (without lameness). According to the rules that respect the foot biomechanical balance, they were trimmed and shod with a non-broken foot-pastern axis. On the day of the tests, they were led on a treadmill at a trot (4m/s). Kinetics were collected, using a F-Scan system, during 3 following sessions : to both forehooves after application of classic roller, eggbarr and equi+ horseshoes. For each session, data from 3 strides for each left forelimb of each horse were averaged and kinetics (GRF) were obtained.
Results: For the classic roller, eggbarr and equi+ horseshoes, GRF peaked respectively to 0.57+-0.006;0.36+-0.005;0.83+-0.009BW for H1 and 0.61+-0.007;0.84+-0.007;0.51+-0.009BW for H2. Theses horseshoes loading differences show a dynamic load transfer from the forelimbs to the hindlimbs, that is the result of a subclinic (without lameness) equine digit discomfort during movement.
Conclusions: Subclinic equine digit discomfort after application of horshoes has been detected using the F-Scan system during movement. These results confirm the interest of the equi+ horseshoes on horses without flexor tendon lesion.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/93618

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