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Coronary Band Trauma in Horses
Trauma to the coronary band including trauma are fairly common in the horse. The coronary band or coronet is the part of the foot just above the wall and is a modified skin structure that forms the horn of the wall of the foot. It has a very complicated architecture and injury to the coronet may impair it's function...more. Prompt and proper treatment of injury is important to insure it heals well and continues to form functional hoof wall. Less common are inflammatory diseases of the coronet. Inflammation of the coronet causes a very distinctive appearance that includes swelling, scaling, and the hair standing out from the coronet ...more. This article deals with the diagnosis and treatment of trauma to the coronary band.
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~Last Updated: April 17, 2011;
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