Horse hoof diseases and conditons knowledge of the anatomy of the horses foot including the hoof and all its internal structures is of paramount importance in being able to assess the condition of the horses lower limbs and feet daily inspection reveals a problem. But sometimes thats easier said than done some common horse hoof problems and hoof diseases can happen to the healthiest hooves so its important to know what to watch out for and what to do in case a problem arises smartpak strongly encourages you to consult your veterinarian regarding specific questions about your horses health. Disorders of the foot in horses by james k belknap dvm phd dacvs department of veterinary clinical sciences college of veterinary medicine ohio state university disorders of the foot are numerous including laminitis and navicular disease fractures puncture wounds bruises infections and a variety of other conditions. Colic in horses equine colic is a relatively common disorder of the digestive system although the term colic in the true definition of the word simply means abdominal pain the term in horses. Diseases of the equine foot study play thrush definition causative agents for navicular disease one leg is usually more severely involved sore brachiocephalicus from compensation short choppy gait shod horses will wear foot at toe barefoot horses have long heels and short toes horses will stumble and may point their feet at
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