Distal medial collateral ligament issue

Posted By on March 8th, 2018 | Filed under Case Studies
Distal medial collateral ligament issue

This is a horse that came to The Forge with a distal medial collateral ligament issue. (One of the two ligaments that connects and stabilises the pedal bone to the pastern). Working with the vet, we agreed on a collateral shoe (with the floating branch to be on the medial aspect of the shoe). The wider, medial branch allows the foot to land on top (“float”) of the surface, and the narrower, lateral branch is encouraged to drop into the surface, therefore reducing load and forces on the medial collateral ligament.

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