PHW Face Book page ran a post about a press release from Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. Please be sure to go to their page to read the thread
An 18-year-old Thoroughbred gelding came to them barely able to walk. The horse's problem stemmed from a breakdown of both of his hind limb suspensory ligaments. The below link is the press release. Please note that the press release does not contain many details.
Three-Pronged Strategy Helps Horse Recover From Debilitating Lameness
Intrigued, and wanting more info, Laura provided me a link to contact Dr. Barret (the treating vet) for more information. She informed me that there is a medical publication forthcoming and was kind enough to send me photos of the sling shoes that were described in the press realease.
When you look at these photos remember, the shoe is NOT the cure (the platelet rich plasma injections promotes the healing). They present problems of their own, PRESSURE SORES, ugh! It's a race in time to get healing done before complications from the sling start.
Still if your like me and you've ever had to do dramatic shoeing to help heal your horse (patten shoes) this would be something to consider.
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