Only 6 weeks in between those images of a front hoof. This horse suffered too long by a former laminitis and false work of various veterinarians and farriers. My opinion is that such long walls are triggering laminitis and founder. Now he’s able to be ridden again, which is something his owner honestly never thought would happen…

Yes, it’s still the same hoof after 6 weeks, but a new horse with a lot of power 🙂

the impact of underrun heels

16y old Arabian gelding in may 2010

Look and compare following points with the next picture:
– underrun heels
– positioning of front legs
– the buck-kneed carpus
– swollen flexor tendons on frontlegs
– conformation of back and the missing muscles behind the withers
– the ewe neck with stiff lower neck muscles
– position of hindlegs, cow-hocked and toes out
– this horse is not able to carry weight in balance under his body
– last but not least: the unlucky face… his nostrils, mouth and eyes telling about the long during pain

Same gelding in november 2010

Look and compare… and see a smiling horse!
ALL points are improved by short period continious hoof orthopedic work!

thrush and hoof canker

framgång efter 8 veckor: bredare hov med bättre strål

after 8 weeks: wider hoof and less thrush

Long during foulness/thrush in the frog will end in hoof cancer! The sensitive sole is also affected. The 2nd picture was taken during treatment and shows allready an improvement after just 2 month of my orthopedic treatment. The hoof is wider and the bars are not wedged any longer.

pushed-up coronary band

less stressed coronary band after 2 month

Left front hoof after 2 months of my hoof orthopedic treatment. Interesting how much the coronary line could normalize. The laminitic symptoms came safely from the long hooves. Balance is coming back, yepp!

Arthritis and osteoarthritis

Picture on the right: improvement after ONE (!) trim.

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease. The breakdown of the joint cartilage leads to pain and paralysis, and just as we humans feels the horse to osteoarthritis especially in cold and wet weather. It is not possible to heal osteoarthritis, but it is possible to treat osteoarthritis in different ways and thus stop or slow down the course of the disease.

There are various types of osteoarthritis: idiopathic generalized osteoarthritis, post-traumatic osteoarthritis and deforming osteoarthritis. The idiopathic arthrosis is most common and affects the aging of the horses. The posttraumatic arthritis affects an individual joint as a result of an injury. For example, the deforming arthrosis of a horse can be called a splash and then occurs in the sliding guide of the rabbit. This type of osteoarthritis is caused by over-stress.

There are many types of osteoarthritis in horses and as many ways to treat them. If a horse is tackled by osteoarthritis, the hooves often show a partial abrasion. My work involves reducing pain and increasing the horse’s ability to move.

hyperextension of the deep flexor tendon

If the hoofs have become too long, it is quite painful to roll over. Then the hooves become more torn on the back parts instead of the toe – the beginning of a vicious circle with reduced mobility and overstretching of the deep flexor tendon.

Much better positioning by ONE (!) orthopedic hoof treatment.

Improved toe axis right after one treatment

quarter crack

A severe hoof wall crack! The 2. picture shows that the gap is closing (from the coronary band) – after only ONE MONTH orthopedic hoof treatment, and without shoeing.

Quarter crack, 4 weeks gone between the pictures.

club foot

This 5-year old gelding was bought 2 years ago with healthy hooves (with veterinary examination and x-ray images). Then various farriers had produced this club foot… Now, only 2 weeks after my first trim, we see the first amazing results.

HOVAKUTEN Angela Savoia: En effektiv behandling av symptomen är bättre än att dölja problemet!
Right image after 4 months.
HOVAKUTEN bockhuf club foot
Right image after 4 months, the same horse, the same hoof!

Hoof Wall Separation and White Line Disease

In the past, a broad spectrum of bacteria, fungi, yeasts, etc. were blamed – BUT White Line Disesase is not a disease at all. If a hoof will overgrow, the hoof wall begin to separate from the coffin bone. As the hoof wall flares away, fungi find a perfect environment in the separations and begin to feed on the hoof wall. This further weakens the hoof, and chunks will break away. Not beautiful but very effective for a horse to survive in the wild! As soon the horse will continue its long walks, back to its nomadic lifestyle, the flared, weakened wall will finish breaking away, and healthy horn can replace it.

WLD hoof crack hovspricka HOVAKUTEN Angela Savoia: En effektiv behandling av symptomen är bättre än att dölja problemet!

1.5 years in progress. Hard working hooves with strong walls. The hooves were already restored after 1 year, but I had somehow forgotten to take pictures. Anyway, during treatment the horse was able to be ridden from day one!

after 1.5 years: Left front, post first trim

after 1.5 years: Left front, post first trim

after 1.5 years: Left front, post first trim