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  • Does the angle of the hoof capsule ideally be less than 10%
  • The angle of the bones in the hoof capsule 10% less than the angle of the hoof wall

 
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    05-12-2013, 10:15 PM
  #1
Foal
Question Hoof angles help please!

Should the angles of the bones in the hoof capsule ideally be 10% less than the angle of the hoof wall? It's a true/false question in an equine standard I'm doing at school & I can't find out what they should ideally be. I kinda thought that the angle between the 2nd and 3rd phalanx (short pastern bone & pedal/coffin bone) and the outer hoof wall should be 0? Any help appreciated :)
     
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    05-13-2013, 08:40 AM
  #2
Trained
Not sure I get exactly what you're asking, but the phalanges should line up & the dorsal wall should be parallel with the dorsal surface of P3, so I'm thinking 'false' & your '0' degrees is right.
     
    05-13-2013, 11:26 PM
  #3
Foal
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Okay I'll go with that and see how it works out :) Thanks heaps!
     

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