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hello sir, did this horse get struck by laminitis?

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HELLO ROHIT...THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTION...

NO... The picture of this horse is very uncomfortable, BUT IF you notice the horse is a "gaited horse" such as Tennessee Walker or such. Has "stacks" on it's front shoes. Wedges & pads to build up to enhance it's stride. Something has happened just before this picture was taken !!
A laminitic horse would & could not stand/load under it self in that manner, unless it is prepared to balance itself before moving forward...with the front package it's wearing is highly unlikely.

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Joepaul Meyers,C.J.F.  

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With over 40yrs. as a Certified Journeyman/Master Farrier, I have taught at the Univ.& Trade School levels. My specialty is Veterinary Farriery, Lameness and Therapeutic shoeing.

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