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