22 Nov Vertical Crack Case Study
This horse presented with a chronic vertical crack which also resulted in the horse being lame.
This type of crack is more commonly known as a sand crack due to its position on the hoof wall.
Treatment began with removal of the infection by paring out the under-run areas of the horn, a heart bar shoe with a reset toe was then fitted.
The reset toe reduces pressure on the affected area, the heart bar loads the back half of the foot, giving the crack the best chance of growing out.
The horse will have regular appointments to monitor how the area is progressing.