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Abstract

This study assessed the hoof balance of 50 adult Quarter horses in training of vaquejada to determine the biometry and incidence of hoof imbalance. Seven measurements of the hoof were taken: angle at the toe, lateral and medial heel length, toe length, frog length and width, and length and width of ...

Author(s)
Melo, U. P. de; Santiago, R. M. F. W.; Barrêto Júnior, R. A.; Ferreira, C.; Bezerra, M. B.; Palhares, M. S.
Publisher
Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido (UFERSA), Mossoro, Brazil
Citation
Acta Veterinaria Brasilica, 2011, 5, 4, pp 368-375
Abstract

The role of improper hoof balance causing lameness in racehorses is well documented in the literature. Hoof balance can be divided into geometric, dynamic and natural balance. This study assessed the geometric balance of 97 adult Crioulo horses in training at 16 different training centres to...

Author(s)
Canto, L. S. do; Corte, F. D. de la; Brass, K. E.; Ribeiro, M. D.
Publisher
Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Citation
Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 2006, 43, 4, pp 489-495