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Here we show you cases where hoof orthopedics helped horses that had hoof problems or diseases which where deemed severe and in some cases hopeless.

Symptoms such as cracks and fissures but also thrush in deep lateral and/or central sulci in the frog can lead to more severe diseases in the hoof. The cause of these problems is an unphysiological hoof condition which often results from inadequate hoof trimming. Thus you find here exemplary cases where hoof orthopedics stopped these degenerative processes in an early stage and prevented the hooves from developing more severe problems.

Fissures and cracks

This horse came to its current owner in 2010 with quarter cracks on both sides of both front hooves. Over the course of several years many efforts of repairing (different kinds of iron shoes, silicone, glue, etc.) were undertaken but in the end they only made the condition worse. The fissures and cracks did

By |5. July 2015|0 Comments

Crack in the side wall

This hoof had a fissure in the quarter for 8 years which developed into a deep crack through the mechanics in the toe and the heel which were working against each other. This hoof condition caused the horse to go lame. Through hoof orthopedic work, treating the forces causing the cracks and thus returning the

By |4. June 2015|0 Comments


The first photos show the result of improper hoof care after laminitis 6 years prior: hoof wall in the toe cannot carry any load because it has been removed, lamellae are stretched and exposed, the hoof is too flat, the horse stumbles often, frequent hoof abscesses. Trimming intervals: 2 weeks in the beginnig, later 4

By |12. May 2014|0 Comments


Background: This horse developed canker in 1997 in the left front hoof. Shortly after, all 4 hooves were infected with canker. The years before hoof orthopedic treatment can be described in short by the following: The horse was treated by: 5 different veterinarians 2 naturopaths 3 hoof care practitioners/farriers When the treatment by the

By |11. April 2014|0 Comments