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Copper coated nails V’s Steel nails

Posted By on October 23rd, 2018 | Filed under Case Studies
Copper coated nails V’s Steel nails

Over 2 years ago we made the move from traditional steel nails to Kerckhaert CU Liberty Copper coated nails. We have noticed a huge difference in the health of the horses’ feet. Take a look at these two shoes, with […]

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Case Study – Tear in Suspensory Ligament

Posted By on August 28th, 2018 | Filed under Case Studies
Case Study – Tear in Suspensory Ligament

📕📚📓Case Study📕📚📓 This is from one of our clients, Yvonne, in her words, about how we helped her lovely little horse Cassie with some remedial shoeing. Thank you for the photos Yvonne, hope she enjoyed her fancy shoes! 👞👟👠👡👢 I […]

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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 […]

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Keratoma

Posted By on September 29th, 2016 | Filed under Case Studies
Keratoma

Stud hole season has started…. Not just for the eventers though!! This is a horse we had in the forge this week to fit a “hospital plate” shoe to. It had an operation to remove a keratoma (small benign tumor) […]

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Infection in lateral toe quarter

Posted By on September 29th, 2016 | Filed under Case Studies
Infection in lateral toe quarter

Case study from last year. It was a young horse that came with underlying infection . It had originally blown out higher up the dorsal wall but had never been cleared up properly and then as a result had under run […]

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Foot Infection

Posted By on October 1st, 2014 | Filed under Case Studies
Foot Infection

Foot infection sorted! Anglo Arab endurance mare with recurrent and on-going abscesses on right fore at Hook Norton Vets. It nerve blocked out to foot. Nothing out of the ordinary on X-ray. Then we took the shoe off!! And found […]

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Half Heart Bar Shoes

Posted By on September 26th, 2014 | Filed under Case Studies
Half Heart Bar Shoes

An example of some half heart bars made and fitted out the van this morning. He is an 18 year old a ex hunt horse retired through lameness after 8 seasons whipping in. Rehabbed back into soundness by his owner […]

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Broken Foot and Hoof Infection

Posted By on September 26th, 2014 | Filed under Case Studies
Broken Foot and Hoof Infection

1. The horse came to us with a hoof infection, that needed some help on its way out. With some patience, skill and lots of glue, the hoof was repaired.

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Remedial Rebuilding with Glue

Posted By on September 26th, 2014 | Filed under Case Studies
Remedial Rebuilding with Glue

3. This horse had a bad foot infection and needed help on its way out. The hoof was cut back and rebuilt using glue.

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Open Toed Heartbar Shoe

Posted By on September 25th, 2014 | Filed under Case Studies
Open Toed Heartbar Shoe

2. We then made and fabricated a open toed Heartbar shoe to be able to give caudal support to the foot and then load the frog but still allowing the sole infection tracts to be poulticed and kept clean. The […]

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