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Treating Laminitis with Equicast Dave Richards Equicast 2945 Reservation Road Aberdeen, North Carolina 28315 United States of America

Treating Laminitis with Equicast Farrier Bruce Haak Afton's Farrier Supply 607-343-6539

Vixen: A Remarkable Story Vixen: 7 Year Warm Blood Cause of Laminitis Unknown Bruce Applied Equicast on October 19, 2008

Vixen October 19, 2008

Notice: Sole Penetration Extreme Laminae Wedge

Vixen Octomber 10, 2008

Notice Coffin Bone Penetration

Huge Abscess on Coronary Band

Another Sign of Advanced Laminitis

3 Casts Were Used to Stabilize Vixen's Hoof

A 2" Equicast Was Applied To Raise the Sole Up Off the Ground (Perimeter Cast)

A Second Cast is Applied to Add Sole Protection

It's Critical to Add Sole Protection - Minimal to No Sole Pressure!

A Third Cast Was Used to Add Distal Length

Notice Concavity That Was Created Using A Third 3" Cast

Vixen's Hoof October 10, 2009

Vixen's Hoof January 14, 2009

3 Casts Were Applied On October 10, 2008 Sugardine Was Applied On October 10, 2008 and Continued For 3 Months.

Hoof Wall Abscess

Notice the Abscess Along the Coronary Band This is Important It will come up later!

Solar View January 14, 2009

Notice: Healthy Frog Development Healthy Sole Development

Notice New Healthy Growth

Dead Necrotic Hoof Wall Has Been Removed Allowing Room For New Healthy Growth

Dead Hoof Wall Has Been Removed

Casting Supported the Hoof While New Healthy Hoof Wall Continues to Grow.

January 14, 2009

Notice the Amount and Direction of Growth!

Old Abscess

Growth in 3 Months Casting's Beneficial Affect More Than 2" Growth in 3 Months