picture GALLERIES of previous cases - we hope they help you in some way ---------------------more cases
Advanced Event horse - intermittent lameness with under run heels - shod with palmar support and rolled toe passed a five star vetting 48hrs post shoeing
Riding horse with complicated infected toe crack - crack debrided and stabilised with "Equicast" hoof tape. Follow up pictures post 70 days shod with side clipped inverted bar-shoe - sound
4/10 th lame on the right fore in a straight line this riding horse was diagnosed following MRI with coffin joint DJD, Navicular disease and collateral ligament desmitis. Initially shod with a side bone bar shoe the horse returned to soundness 35 days post initial treatment when shod with an inverted concave shoe to reduce torque (a concave full roller motion shoe)
Base narrow medium dressage horse showed a reluctance to extend on a left circle and exhibited stiffness through the right shoulder under saddle. The right fore had experienced continued premature shoe loss and was severely broken up on the medial quarter and excessively high lateral toe wall causing the hoof rotate outwards. The right fore was shod with a medial lift half-bar shoe to to relieve pressure on the medial heel and facilitate level foot fall. the left fore is shod with an inverted bar shoe made from the same length and section of material to ahelp contain over expansion and to balance the limbs with equal weight of shoe.
This leisure horse lame 3/10th left fore 2/10th right fore exhibits clinical and radiographic signs of degenerative joint disease of both the coffin and pastern joints in addition to bi-lateral side bone left fore. The horse was also lame behind and was diagnosed with kissing spine. Dynamic evaluation of the front feet revealed excessive lateral toe quarter landing of the left fore and static evaluation the left fore showed severe under run heels with the medial heel badly sheared and contracted. Farriery treatment was aimed at the restoration of level foot fall and reducing torque forces about the extensor moment. The horse was hod in a medial lift bar shoe left fore and roller motion bar shoe right fore. The illustrations below show the medial lift being constructed using Vetec "Superfast"
Proximal suspensory desmitis left hind shod with a lateral heel extension egg-bar
Sheared heels resulting from a Quitor. Note the postural adaptation slide 1 & 2 giving the limb a carpal valgus appearance. Horse shod with a medial lift bar shoe note the immediate effect on the posture of the limb.