The Imprint Laminitis Treatment Programme
The Imprint Equine Foot Care System was developed by Andrew Poynton, FWCF, after many years of research, development and consultation with veterinarians and farriers into suitable treatments for laminitis. Imprint Equine Foot Care System utilises patented, low-melt, thermoplastic technology that enables the Imprint shoe to be moulded and glued to the hoof without the need for nails. Their application to a carefully trimmed and balanced foot, with the aid of radiographs, is non-traumatic and the recovery rates are consistently good. Imprint First shoes provide immediate support by stabilising and inhibiting pedal bone movement via the unique Imprint Frog Cradle™.
Once the shoes have been applied, the horse should experience immediate comfort and pain relief – the pressure now being taken by the Imprint shoe and not the sole. The shoes are generally fitted in pairs to provide even support, and laminitis normally affects both front or in more severe cases, all four feet.
The Imprint Equine Foot Care System is prescribed by leading equine veterinarians and fitted by qualified farriers both nationally and internationally.