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Equine podiatry treatments

Quirine has focused on further education in farriery after graduating as a horse vet. In the spring of 2018 she passed the practical farrier course at Heartland Horseshoeing School in Missouri (USA) and qualified as a certified farrier (AFA) in December 2018. This has given Quirine a huge understanding of the horses’ foot. 

Manor Equine Vets offers a veterinary service accompanied by your own farrier. Your regular farrier can be assisted with podiatry problems by taking x-rays of your horse, pony or donkey. With the farrier present, he/she can trim and shoe accordingly and be guided by before and after x-rays. Other services include e.g. guidance in lameness, laminitis and foals with conformational issues. 

Equine podiatry

No foot,  no horse. A large percentage of lameness happens in the foot. The hoof grows continuously. Therefore, assessment of conformation and right farriery management throughout the lifetime of a horse is important, especially competing. This can be guided by x-rays and ultrasound if necessary. 

A trimming or shoeing plan can be made with your trimmer or farrier. Not every problem can be managed with the same shoeing plan. There are many different shoes available for many different problems. Sometimes you need to think outside the usual box to find a suitable and practical solution for the horse. 

Quirine Tettelaar MVetMed MRCVS CF has a passion for podiatry and keeps up to date with the latest by going to as many CPD (continual professional development) events as possible. 
Get in touch for more information about equine podiatry.


Laminitis is an extremely painful condition for horses. It is an inflammation of the laminae which connects hoof wall to coffin bone. This causes the coffin bone to rotate or sink. Especially this year I have seen a vast number of horses, ponies and donkeys suffering from laminitis. The sooner the treatment starts the higher the success rate. I accept first and second opinion laminitis cases. 

The cause of the attack needs to be addressed to stop the laminitis. The other important step is making the horse comfortable by pain management and addressing the feet. Whether this is barefoot, with steel or aluminium shoes or modern materials like glues and dental impression materials. X-rays are of great value in laminitis cases. 

Hoof trimming

Quirine also offers a trimming service for horses, ponies and donkeys. Please get in touch for more information. 

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