W shaped shoe. Wide rear support under the heels and frog. Open toe. Front shape.
CONCEPT AND REACTION ON THE GROUND :
Wide surface for optimum support of the rear part of the foot. Frog support to support the foot under the frog. No bearing surface at the toe. Easy control of the sole and access to treat sites of necrosis. Perforated frog support for reduced weight and to permit the injection of silicone under the frog.
BIOMECHANICAL AND KINESITHERAPIC EFFECTS :
Moves the bearing surface back onto the rear part of the foot. Supports the distal phalanx. Avoids painful support under the toe and minimizes dorsal compressions of the coronae corium.
Dr. SEAN ARCHIBALD's Notes:
Valuable tool in the tool box. Use hand molded dental impression material beneath the frog after the shoe is applied to afford custom molded Frog & Caudal foot support. Let the horse stand to displace excess material before it sets. This shoe allows the farrier or vet to aggressively file the dorsal hoof wall, while suspending the sole beneath the tip of p3, and application is routine. Quality Aluminum. You can bend the clips cold, or forge heat to the point the wooden handle of your hammer leaves a brown line when drawn across the aluminum shoe.
More aggressive acute laminitis shoes include glue on options such as modified ultimates who's wedge removes the DDFT tension potentially rotating p3 and the equicast shoes with cushion, aggressive breakover, and complete sole protection (both though utilize some form of silicone or dental impression sole support).