Innovation has been key to a better life not just for human beings but also our much-loved animals. At FormaHoof™, our cutting-edge technologies provide the most advanced hoof care. Laminitis has affected horses since a time long before domestication, and continues to affect both wild and domesticated horses. Other hooved animals, including cattle are also facing these issues. Although acting quickly and using the combined skills of a vet, farrier and nutritionist lays the foundation for the most successful recoveries, read on to understand how our innovative podiatry systems can help cure laminitis in horses and dairy cows.
Laura King of Dubai Racing Channel, finds out how Dubai-based company Formahoof has set about trying to revolutionise the shoeing of horses with its new type of liquid shoe, involving 3D-Printed technology.
“Here at Mike de Kock’s yard, they have always been at the forefront of new technology, and that of course, extends to a horse’s feet. FormaHoof is a new process using, of all things, #d Printing to help correct problem feet.”
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World champion trainer Mike de Kock and his team, discuss how using FormaHoof can enhance race horse performance and well-being with its advanced equine podiatry systems. Mike focuses on podiatry welfare as an integral part of his training regime, and discusses how FormaHoof can help the equine athletes under his care.
Trainees from the Godolphin Flying Start programme visited the D2M Solutions FZE office in Dubai to learn more about FormaHoof’s Equimold solution – the Laminitis treatment for horses
Robert Stevenson & Alexander Papantoniou welcome the trainees of Godolphin Flying Start programme
Alexander Papantoniou, Managing Director – D2M Solutions FZE explaining the various solutions offered by D2M Solutions FZE – Design to Manufacturing Solutions
Alasdair Chadwick rolling up his sleeves to show the trainees how quickly he can 3D scan a horse’s foot
Robert is actually holding a horse’s foot and talking about how the horse can get affected by laminitis and how the innovative equimold from FormaHoof can help the horse recover sooner
Robert showing the silicon mold – Equimold from FormaHoof for horses suffering from Laminitis which can be customized according to the horse’s foot and needs for recuperation
The trainees get to view the D2M Solutions FZE – Design to Manufacturing Solutions warehouse and the Industrial grade 3D printers. Avin Quadros, Pre-sales engineer at D2M Solutions FZE explaining about FDM technology (Fortus 400 mc 3D Printer from Stratasys)
Thank you FormaHoof….. I have a horse who has suffered from laminitis for just over two years. He has been in everything from heartbar shoes to every boot available on the market and more. I was delighted to see his natural movement restored from using FormaHoof. Thank you so much, I will never forget what you have done for me.
Maverick’s got a new pair of shoes! We were fortunate to have the development team from FormaHoof out to our rescue. Their product mimics the natural hoof by bonding a resin polymer to the hoof via a specially formed mold. These new shoes fill in where the natural hoof is damaged or needs support, and continues to support and augment the natural hoof as it grows.
My efforts in the rehabilitation process of a horse that sunk and rotated after contracting Potomac Fever were exhaustive. Still one step forward and two steps backward as we reached the one year mark. I reached out to Willow Creek Farm about FormaHoof and twenty-four hours later this horse was walking better, thirty days later he was completely sound, sixty days later he is trotting and cantering with his pasture mates, completely drug free.
An innovative solution to treat laminitis