Chronic Laminitis

When a horse founders and the damaged laminae that hold the coffin bone to the hoof wall release their grip, the coffin bone is no longer held in place. It rotates (tips down at the front) or slips downward in the hoof. The goal when shoeing these damaged feet is to try to correct the angle of the coffin bone and remove the forces on the compromised laminae.

Shoes are usually removed during

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