New Hoof Care System Revolutionizing the Way Hoof Problems are Addressed
There is an old saying ‘no Hoof, no Horse’ which underlies the fact that hoof problems lie at the heart of many lameness and soundness issues in horses.
FormaHoof is a revolutionary hoof care and equine podiatry system developed to tackle equine soundness from the hoof up and is designed to offer vets and farriers a highly effective, easy to apply and cost-effective solution to every hoof care challenge.
Robert Stevenson, a world class farrier with many decades of experience in equine podiatry and hoof care, developed the FormaHoof concept to provide a supportive, effective and non-invasive solution. Rob comments “I spent many years working and consulting in top equine organisations and centres around the world and have dealt with most hoof care challenges a farrier could see. I knew a better way to treat foot related soundness issues was possible and set about researching and testing materials and technologies. I was fortunate to be introduced to Alexander Papantoniou, a product development specialist with great experience in high-tech industries, in particular 3D printing and scanning, and together we designed and developed FormaHoof”.
FormaHoof is a liquid fit, reusable mold process. The reusable FormaHoof mold is shaped internally with all the features of a healthy, strong, balanced hoof, including a concave sole, reinforced support for the heels and heel bulb region and an optimal hoof pastern axis. The mold is placed onto the horse’s hoof and an adaptable polyurethane resin applied into it. Once the FormaHoof AP resin has set, the mold is removed and the resulting hardened resin application then mimics a perfectly healthy hoof, offering protection, support and a fully balanced
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