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Penetrating foot injuries

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Penetrating foot injuries

As every horse owner knows, the horse's foot is a very complicated structure. It may not look it from the outside, but within the hoof wall are many elements and sensitive structures that form the foot. A penetrating injury to the sole of the foot should be treated as an emergency.

An x-ray of a horse's foot having stood on a nail
©Rossdale and Partners Diagnostic Centre

What is the anatomy of a horse's foot?

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What is involved in a penetrating foot injury?

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What should I do if I think my horse has a penetrating foot injury?

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How is a penetrating foot injury treated?

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How long will it take my horse to recover?

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