The importance of the relationship between the farrier and veterinarian with particular insight into club foot, navicular syndrome and laminitis
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Through this literature review, I hope that I have been able to show the importance of a good farrier-veterinarian relationship. An equine veterinarian must first understand the foot’s configuration and kinematics before he or she can recommend a treatment option to a farrier which is in the best interest for the horse in question. Although club foot, navicular syndrome and laminitis are just three of an abundant and never-ending number of possible hoof disorders, the essence of farriery will always remain the same: to ease breakover, protect the sole and protect the hoof.