Broken Coffin Bone

Discussion in 'Shoeing Horses with Lameness Issues' started by glen, Nov 18, 2015.

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    glen New Member

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    Any suggestions on shoeing a horse with a broken coffin bone? Not talking about a chip or a broken wing, but a wide vertical break at the toe splitting the bone in 1/2. I put the attached shoe on. Any feedback or criticism of the shoe would be appreciated. Made an egg bar shoe with an additional bar under the break.

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    ray steele Administrator

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    Glen,

    How is the horse responding and what has been the time line?

    Thanks

    Ray
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    glen New Member

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    He has had the shoe on for 3 days now. Standing well, before he was standing 3 legged. Slow steps, but improved from hoping on one front leg.
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    Mikel Dawson Active Member

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    Normally I'd put a multi-clip shoe on to keep the horn wall stable. Usually two clips forward, two clips back towards the back to keep the heels from expanding.
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    Jack Evers Active Member

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    What Mikel said. Or you might cast it and add a shoe to the cast.
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    I use a straight bar normally make it from aluminium

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