Therapeutic Shoeing

Steel Hospital Plate

Hospital Plate Options Provide Horse Hoof Wound Protection

Intermediate and skilled farriers have traditional and creative applications to consider

A hospital plate shoe treatment is a versatile and effective application for managing and treating a variety of hoof maladies.
It’s a varied combination of a horseshoe and removable plate that protects the solar area of the foot while allowing the horse to walk during healing from bouts of laminitis and post-deep penetrating wounds. The plate can act as a tourniquet when the foot is packed with sterile packing material and the plate is tightened against the shoe.




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2022 International Hoof-Care Summit Speaker

There are Many Ways to Shoe a Cat

Farriers Laura Gillespie and Mike Hayward to discuss shoeing options that fit skill sets, costs, materials and environments at the 2022 International Hoof-Care Summit
As the old saying goes, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. When applying that proverbial saying to farriery, it certainly applies to shoeing horses, as well.
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Farrier Tips

An Appropriate Trim is Critical for Low-Angled Hooves

If you work with a veterinary practice, you may find cases in which the veterinarian wishes for higher hoof angles for the horses. When collaborating, the team may deal with caudal heel pain, navicular syndrome on a low-heeled horse or an injury to the deep digital flexor tendon, so raising the hoof angle can become an absolute necessity.
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