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觀看和閱讀最新創新188bet体育网站首页is always exciting and the release of the final product full of eager anticipation. Now that theEasyShoe Flex.is here I find more options available to me as a hoof care provider than I know what to do with! TheFlexcomes in open heel or with frog support, with a metal plate or without, with quarter clips or toe clip, and can be glued, nailed, or both. So how do you decide? The only way we knew how to figure it out was to try them and be creative with their use!

我的朋友和同事,Farrier Dan Schroeder,直接釘了Flex。他在這種應用中有很多成功改善了馬匹的聲音。我傾向於某種膠水,雖然我的隊友Heather Colket用膠水和釘子進行了應用,但發現這也有利於馬。

I found most of my personal applications utilize the heart bar versions with glue, dental impression material, and hoof casting. We played with theFlex Light, which has no steel spring core. For others when more stability was needed, we used theFlex Heart Bar,這具有來自鞋跟的彈簧鋼金屬板。所有易於申請和實現我們瞄準的目標,並且馬匹保持或改善他們的聲音。

這是我最喜歡的應用程序之一的示例。

Mollie Rose is a 18-year-old thoroughbred mare with chronic arthritis.

Both front fetlocks have arthritis however the right front is more significant for lameness than the left.

今年8月在今年8月遇到Mollie Rose的時候,我被問到我是否可以幫助她更舒服,如果沒有聲音。很難評估以前的福利爾的工作,因為她是由於被重新設置,因此她的腳很長。影響馬的健全問題的最大挑戰之一是在關節炎關節和周圍軟組織上杠杆效果。因此,應謹慎對修剪/擦拭循環結束時的評估。她的主人的反饋是她經常在這個領域奔跑,但卻沒有聽起來,也無法騎在她目前的舒適程度上,盡管她已經過去了。盡管Farrier最大的努力,馬的舒適程度下降了,而且主人想要嚐試不同的東西。

Here is her right front foot when I met her, with the radiograph taken at the time of that shoeing.

這種鞋子,一個香蕉鞋,地麵和腳表麵都沒有平坦表麵彎曲,可以大大受益於各種問題的馬匹。簡單地說,這個想法是馬可以選擇對他們最舒適的平衡和對齊,特別是當關節炎條件讓我們有點猜測平衡變化最有利於馬匹。你可以看到這個母馬,Mollie Rose,選擇搖滾到鞋的前部,從而用來使自己更直立地對準她的腳和遠側肢體。

My hypothesis was that this horse would benefit from a shorter trim cycle thereby reducing leverage on her joints and length of her foot over time, easing the wear and tear on the joint and surrounding soft tissue. (See my blogPHCP大會2016年:充滿了金色, where Dr. Hillary Clayton discusses leverage on joints and soft tissue). I also wondered if she would like additional caudal support with a heart bar shoe and impression material as well as a change of material to something softer – composites!

After removing her shoes, I trimmed her and appliedEasyboot雲for cushion, protection and the mechanical advantage of the內部泡沫墊being a heel wedge.

I knew that even with the boots and wedged雲Pad,我無法創造長期舒適所需的最大杠杆杠杆減少。通過添加Easyshoe Flex Light., I was not only able to achieve the additional heel support I felt would help her, but also allow her to wear the shoe and hoof casting into even more wedge and leverage reduction over time as she grew.

我選擇了Easyshoe Flex Light.because I could really push the modifications she might need. Here you can see where I really brought the circumference of the shoe in, and while I could make these modifications in theFlex Heart Barpictured on the left, I also thought she’d benefit from the lighter shoe without the metal plate. I also modified the ground surface further with my cordless grinder before applying hoof casting.

I prepared the foot by first applying a trim to get as close to my hoof guidelines as possible.

我也清洗和幹燥的腳,應用antimicrobial topicals like Fungidye in the quarters, and Artimud around the frog and bars. Then I applied the shoe and packing, using soft dental impression material to cover the contracted heels and build a slight wedge to prevent further contracture. I followed up with acrylic glue, and by pressing down in the toe created a bit of heel wedge with the glue. This further addresses leverage issues and gets me closer to those hoof guidelines above. Finally I added additional impression material at the heels to protect them from the casting.

The entire shoeing package was finished with hoof casting:

觀察Mollie Rose如何適應她的新鞋,隻有2周後,這非常有趣。她已經穿著蹄鑄造的複合材料,Flex Lightshoe, and acrylic glue at the toe, creating more wedge and wearing the break over even further back.

Her comfort level has greatly improved even though it’s been a very short period of time.

當我們與香蕉鞋的若幹平衡進行比較時,以赤腳進行比較Easyshoe Flex Light.,there are interesting changes. Why is Mollie Rose so much more comfortable in her new shoes? Certainly the alignment and angles are very similar between the old shoe and new shoe.

Could it be a subtle aspect of balance? Maybe a shorter trim/shoeing cycle? Maybe the change of material? Horses are such complex creatures, I’m just grateful I have theEasyShoe Flex.as an option to create dynamic mechanics to help a horse like this one!

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