Friday, July 29, 2011

Suspensory Ligament and Related Lameness.

   Another sample entry from next year's Millwater's Farriery: The Illustrated Dictionary of Horseshoeing and Hoofcare.

   Supporting this piece will be an entry which is already in the current New Dictionary of Farrier Terms and Technical Language...

selenium: A nonmetallic element. Atomic number 34. Atomic weight 78.96. Selenium is a naturally occurring mineral nutrient which is deficient in nearly all American soils east of the Mississippi, and much of the rest of the nation. Selenium deficiency in horses has been implicated in suspensory ligament soreness, poor hoof growth and quality, and dull haircoat. Henry Heymering, RMF suggests 4mg daily supplemental selenium for horses in selenium poor areas. Frogs discolored yellow are a sign of selenium deficiency.

   And now today's entry...

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