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ECHOOF HAS MOVED TO A NEW HOME: https://ecir.groups.io/g/Hoof

Files and photos will remain open to members on ECHoof Yahoo for the foreseeable future. Discussion here is closed. Yahoo will remain open for viewing purposes only. Please join us at our new home!

Welcome! ECHoof is an offspring of EC/IR and is a resource to learn options for recovery from laminitis/founder. Our goal is to give people with widely divergent hoof care backgrounds useful, comprehensive information about the often confusing and costly subject of rehabilitating laminitic/foundered feet.

We endorse only one style of hoof care: careful, thorough, and ongoing evaluation of each horse's situation. This includes external hoof shape and condition, position and condition of internal structures, and relevant aspects of diet, environment, housing and footing.

The goal is to identify issues and offer suggestions as to achieving realignment, comfort and healing. Discussion can include all available options, with review and adjustment as needed. We do not advocate a particular method or name; barefoot, booted, glued, or nailed appliances may be useful.

With laminitis/founder, most benefit from nothing nailed on to allow frequent realigning trims. Styrofoam, boots, pads, or other products may help support the internal hoof structures, greatly increasing the animal's comfort, often reducing the total amount of necessary drugs. In some cases, other appliances or specialized shoes may be useful. Individual cases may be discussed, based on the case history of the equine, as well as any emerging therapy approaches.

Keep discussions of specific PPID and IR equines on the main EC list!

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  • Jan 30, 2007
  • English

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