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10 Aug

Farrier CPD at House and Jackson Equine Clinic, Blackmore, Essex

Group photo at House and Jackson Equine Clinic.

Transform comfort levels and recovery of seriously sore horses’ feet.

A keen group of farriers gathered for the day generously hosted by House and Jackson Equine Vets. Andrew and Dean explained the pathology and then the practical application of the Imprint System to alleviate pain and aid rapid recovery of laminitic patients. Andrew also suggested that these principles applied accurately can help much more than laminitics alone.

Cob with long hooves and out of balance.

Cob with long hooves and out of balance.

Cob hooves, a closer look.

We had a couple of patients brought into the clinic in need of some serious TLC, one a fair sized cob was suffering from chronic laminitis and reluctant to move. The other horse was a thoroughbred hurdler with flat feet and poor quality hooves; equally he was uncomfortable on all feet. Both Horses feet were x-rayed, and so having the benefit of this information we were able to more accurately trim and treat these conditions.

Practice partner Eric Belloy discussed the case histories of each patient to complete the picture. Throughout the day both veterinary and nursing staff helped to ensure safe and smooth running of the event, for which we are most grateful.

X-ray before trimming (left fore).

X-ray before trimming (left fore).

X-ray after trimming.

X-ray after trimming.

Laminal distortion.

Laminal distortion.

Andrew demonstrated the procedure on the Laminitic cob before taking a quick and tasty lunch break. All the farriers repeated the procedure they had just seen performed under close guidance from Dean and Andrew. The net result was two patients that were at the outset sore at the walk, to two horses that moved actively with increased stride length, willing to trot, so much so that when the owners arrived to collect them they were amazed at the transformation!

Before trimming toe.

After trimming.

After trimming.

Applying Imprint First shoe.

Applying Imprint First shoe.

Isn’t this gratifying, to be able to effectively identify the problems with these horses, devise treatments and then effect such an improvement in the patient that will continue provided the same level of understanding and care is applied? This is what remedial farriery is about.

If you too want to gain this knowledge and hone these skills then contact us for more information about our courses.

Assessing post shoeing.

Assessing post shoeing.