Give the video time to buffer, and hit the "play" icon to begin. Thanks to Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic and Dr. Morrison for this video.
Dr. Scott Morrison of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky was the guest speaker at the Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic in Saginaw, Michigan two weeks ago, where this video was recorded. It was the clinic's 5th annual seminar on angular and flexural limb deformities.
The case shown on the video is a cutting horse with a contracted club foot. The shoeing treatment consisted of a glue-on shoe with a spring inserted between the heels.
|This engraving of a hinged shoe is from a Swiss German text with a publication date of 1624, so the shoe's design has earned its place in the treatment arsenal. (Image courtesy of Aaron Gygax.)|
|This is the "classic" hinged shoe with heel spring insert, forged from aluminum, as used by Dr Morrison in a case from the archives in 2006. The wire is clipped after the application is complete.|
After morning lectures, Dr. Morrison and farrier Stuart Muir worked on four cases presented by the clinic's Dr Brad Cumper, so that the 75 attending veterinarians and farriers could experience the complete workup, decision-making process, radiography and mechanical treatment plan for each of the cases.
The seminar was sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health and Boehringer Ingelheim.
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