Abstract: An easily attachable and detachable equine shoe that is made up of a solid member with fabric straps extending from at least two sides that can be secured to an equine hoof. The straps may be folded upward in a plane perpendicular to the top face of the solid member to attach to an equine hoof.
Abstract: Embodiments of this invention include orthotic devices for treating hoof ailments, including laminitis and founder, and methods of treating the hoof ailments using an orthotic. In one embodiment, the hoof orthotic includes a platform having a heel end, a toe end, an inside and an outside edge, the heel end comprising a center section of the platform. The toe end includes a first tip and a second tip having a space therebetween such that the toe end is not enclosed. The platform includes an upper hoof contact surface and a lower surface, the upper surface being elevated at the heel end of the platform and sloping such that the heel end has a greater vertical height than the toe end. The orthotic also includes attachment means that extend vertically from the platform for attaching the orthotic to the animal hoof. The orthotic can be made from a resilient and/or elastomeric material that may also provide cushioning and fitting advantages.
Abstract: An appliance for assisting in the shoeing of horses and other animals is made of malleable galvanized sheet metal. It is formed of a pair of wings which extend outwardly from a center axis and extend upwardly from a line perpendicular to the axis at an angle of approximately 25°-40° to accommodate various hoof trim angles. The wings are wrapped about an animal's hoof and are trimmed, if necessary, to lie flush with the hoof edge. The wings each have a plurality of apertures for receiving the ends of shoeing nails that are clinched to the outer surface of the appliance. The appliance extends the life of a shoeing, prevents loose and thrown shoes and is useful in repairing cracked hooves.
Abstract: A hoof boot includes a massive base for attachment of a horseshoe and a collar which is connected to the base and is glued laterally to the hoof of a horse via a textile covering lined inwardly of the collar. The base and the collar are made in form of molded part of plastic material. The collar is provided with several thin strips which serve as predetermined breaking points so as to divide the collar in several sections and to allow adjustment thereof to the configuration of the horse hoof. The attachment of the horseshoe to the base is accomplished with nails, split rivets or wood screws in such a manner that the horseshoe can be detached without removing the molded part which is glued to the horsehoof.
Abstract: A horseshoe including an arcuate elastomeric shoe body having an upper hoof engaging surface and a lower surface. The upper surface is generally flat and has an arcuate force-bearing recess along the internal periphery disposed to receive a trimmed ridge of the keratinous portion of a hoof. The shoe is thermofit to the animal hoof in order to conform the shoe to the irregularities of the hoof. Upwardly extending tabs from the shoe body contact the outer side wall of the hoof and a quick setting adhesive is applied to the tabs. A non-setting adhesive is applied to the force-bearing recess and the upper surface of the shoe body. The non-setting adhesive is also applied to a sole protective flange which extends inwardly from the shoe body. A tough wear member, resembling an iron horseshoe may be adhered to the elastomeric shoe body.
Abstract: A nailess horse shoe having a cup shaped configuration open at the rear part, molded of flexible plastics or polyurethyne material having a forwardly extending slot shaped opening in the bottom. A sponge rubber sole is provided on the lower surface on the bottom of the shoe and clamping or tightening members in the form of rod members extend between the lateral side walls and are provided with tightening nuts to draw the lateral side walls towards each other into clamping engagement onto the horse's hoof. A sock is insertable between the hoof and the inner surface of the shoe and a device for attaching weights is provided on the front of the shoe.