Thought, fact and quote for the day 13/7/12
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Thought, fact and quote for the day 13/7/12

Thought 4the day: I woke this am to a notification on fb (rare lol not really i normally wake to at many!). We and the horses are very greatful for the support we receive from all including the books from Katie Price so i am asking people if they have nothing nice to say please say nothing at all. As far as we are concerned she is wonderful in the fact she has taken time out of her life to sign th...ese books and donate them to the horses so that some much needed funds can be raised. So please don't judge a book by its covers as if we did this all the time imagine how many horses people would walk past? Some (many in our case) come a smidgen of the horse that they should be. They are inside the most beautiful animal just waiting to get out and without the help and knowledge of people where would they be now? If we judged all then noone would have friends or horses. I take people on face value. I take horses in any shape, disability i look past that all and think right where to start first on helping them to recover, flourish, grow and be them and then find the right home to fullfill a loved life.... So please if you have nothing nice to say please just don't comment on the auction as we are very greatful for the help as are all the horses and ponies :o))
Fact 4the day: The coffin bone, also known as the pedal bone, is the bottommost bone in the equine leg and is encased by the hoof capsule. Also known as the distal phalanx, third phalanx, or "P3". The coffin bone meets the short pastern bone or second phalanx at the coffin joint. The coffin bone is connected to the inner wall of the horse hoof by a structure called the laminar layer. The laminae coming in from the hoof wall connects to the sensitive laminae layer, containing the blood supply and nerves, which is attached to the coffin bone. The lamina is a critical structure for hoof health, therefore any injury to the hoof or its support system can in turn affect the coffin bone.

Despite the protection provided by the hoof, the coffin bone can be injured and fractured. For example, inflammatory conditions such as laminitis may lead to rotation of the coffin bone and associated permanent damage due to the coffin bone pulling away from the hoof wall as the laminar layer tears apart. Pedal osteitis is another common inflammatory condition. Fractures can also occur to coffin bones and, depending on the fracture, can cause severe lameness. Other conditions linked to the conformation of the horse, such as flexural contractures may also affect the coffin bone. For example, the coffin joint can become deformed and lead to changes of the coffin bone within the hoof capsule if the horse has an untreated club foot. Contracted heels can also affect the shape of the coffin bone, making it grow away from its normal, healthy shape. X-rays can diagnose injury, determine the position of the bone, and verify the type of damage that may have been received. Once injured, remedial shoeing can help protect the coffin bone from further trauma. Treatment of assorted disorders may also involve use of shoe pads, anti-inflammatory medication, and management changes.
Quote 4the day: Never judge books by their covers sit back and watch them grow from within. Horses are the same everyone has many chapters and each one worth reading..
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