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By J. D. Pagan, R. J. Geor

Featuring overseas authorities that offered at KER meetings, this comprehensive collection of study and overview papers discusses such themes as subtle dietary requirements for horses, powerful how one can bring food for horses in all athletic endeavors, reaching optimum progress in younger horses, and making sure nutrient specifications are being fulfilled in reproductively energetic horses.

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My frustration and confusion in treating laminitis drove me to look for other sources of information. ’’ He had treated and rehabilitated horses with laminitis for many years. I recalled, as a boy, hearing about him and his renowned ability to treat laminitis. I remembered many cases over the years that were not improving or that shortly after diagnosis had disappeared, with the owner telling me that the horses had been taken to this man for treatment. Often the horses were gone for months, and I recall as a young veterinarian thinking that the man must have failed to improve a particularly refractory case that had been removed from my care.

He also showed that raising the heel allowed blood to enter the foot during weight bearing via a dorsal coronary branch. This gave more credence to raising the heel during laminitis, but did not definitely show that it worked. This initial study led him to develop a method of injecting dye into the venous circulation with a tourniquet at the fetlock to outline the venous circulation. He called this technique a venogram. It was hoped that the information contained in a venogram would improve methods of treating feet.

As their feet healed and the soles closed, they were then treated like the horses with closed soles. The feet of horses with intact soles were trimmed and Harry would cauterize the soles by igniting a solution made of turpentine, pine tar, iodine crystals, and mothballs. He would cauterize the feet every day and then put a strong white liniment on the coronary bands, then walk them, gradually increasing the exercise. 9 kg of a mixture of 3-parts oats to 1-part bran. He removed all drugs except a handful of juniper berries morning and evening.

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