Articles by Robert Sigafoos

Using Spring Shoes To Treat Sheared Heels

A shoe forged from a car’s leaf spring puts a damaged hoof in traction
Sheared heels is a colloquial term used to describe proximal displacement of the medial or lateral heel bulb when referenced to the opposite heel of the same hoof. It’s also often loosely used to describe proximal displacement of the coronet band anywhere cranial to the heel bulb up to the lateral or medial side of the toe (Figure 1).
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Designed For Treating Heel Problems

Simplicity of use, effectiveness touted as treatment's selling point
Heel problems in horses can manifest with a variety of characteristics, including underrun heels, heel bruising and heel cracks. These problems often contribute to chronic or refractory lameness.
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