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Effects of aluminum hinged shoes on the structure of contracted feet in Thoroughbred yearlings.

Tanaka K, Hiraga A, Takahashi T, Kuwano A, Morrison SE - J Equine Sci (2015)

Bottom Line: We applied aluminum hinged shoes (AHSs) to the club foot-associated contracted feet of 11 Thoroughbred yearlings to examine the effects of the shoes on the shape of the hoof and third phalanx (P III).After 3 months of AHS use, the size of the affected hooves increased significantly, reaching the approximate size of the healthy contralateral hooves with respect to the maximum lateral width of the foot, the mean ratio of the bearing border width to the coronary band width, and the mean ratio of the solar surface width to the articular surface width.These results suggest that the AHSs corrected the contracted feet in these yearling horses.

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Affiliation: Center for Equine Breeding Technology, Japan Bloodhorse Breeder's Association, Shizunai Stallion Station, Hokkaido 056-0144, Japan.

ABSTRACT
We applied aluminum hinged shoes (AHSs) to the club foot-associated contracted feet of 11 Thoroughbred yearlings to examine the effects of the shoes on the shape of the hoof and third phalanx (P III). After 3 months of AHS use, the size of the affected hooves increased significantly, reaching the approximate size of the healthy contralateral hooves with respect to the maximum lateral width of the foot, the mean ratio of the bearing border width to the coronary band width, and the mean ratio of the solar surface width to the articular surface width. These results suggest that the AHSs corrected the contracted feet in these yearling horses.

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Mentions: Assembly of the aluminum hinged shoe (AHS). a) Each component of the AHS, b) A hoof-attachable form of the perfectly assembled AHS products.


Effects of aluminum hinged shoes on the structure of contracted feet in Thoroughbred yearlings.

Tanaka K, Hiraga A, Takahashi T, Kuwano A, Morrison SE - J Equine Sci (2015)

The bottom features of a foot with an AHS applied.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig_002: The bottom features of a foot with an AHS applied.
Mentions: Assembly of the aluminum hinged shoe (AHS). a) Each component of the AHS, b) A hoof-attachable form of the perfectly assembled AHS products.

Bottom Line: We applied aluminum hinged shoes (AHSs) to the club foot-associated contracted feet of 11 Thoroughbred yearlings to examine the effects of the shoes on the shape of the hoof and third phalanx (P III).After 3 months of AHS use, the size of the affected hooves increased significantly, reaching the approximate size of the healthy contralateral hooves with respect to the maximum lateral width of the foot, the mean ratio of the bearing border width to the coronary band width, and the mean ratio of the solar surface width to the articular surface width.These results suggest that the AHSs corrected the contracted feet in these yearling horses.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Center for Equine Breeding Technology, Japan Bloodhorse Breeder's Association, Shizunai Stallion Station, Hokkaido 056-0144, Japan.

ABSTRACT
We applied aluminum hinged shoes (AHSs) to the club foot-associated contracted feet of 11 Thoroughbred yearlings to examine the effects of the shoes on the shape of the hoof and third phalanx (P III). After 3 months of AHS use, the size of the affected hooves increased significantly, reaching the approximate size of the healthy contralateral hooves with respect to the maximum lateral width of the foot, the mean ratio of the bearing border width to the coronary band width, and the mean ratio of the solar surface width to the articular surface width. These results suggest that the AHSs corrected the contracted feet in these yearling horses.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus