We are happy to work with all farriers,
discussing cases and forwarding
radiographs as required.
Good trimming and shoeing are important in the prevention and management of many orthopaedic conditions in the horse.
Obviously, this applies to injuries within the foot, but shoeing changes can also help problems further up the limb. For instance, giving extra heel support and increasing width of shoe to the outside in the hind feet can really assist in the management of horses with hock arthritis.
We are happy to work with all farriers, discussing cases and forwarding radiographs as required.
We are also incredibly lucky to have a close working relationship with remedial farrier Russell Williams who visits the practice every Tuesday afternoon. Russell sees clients’ horses from 1pm to 3pm, by appointment only. Please contact reception on 08 9296 6666 to make an appointment.
Russell’s extensive study and experience makes it easy for him to work closely with our vets – to get the best results possible. He is experienced in looking at radiographs of the feet and has developed a real multi-dimensional eye for hoof care. Belvoir has achieved great results with Russell in the past with all aspects of corrective hoof care and shoeing, whether it is looking at radiographs of chronic laminitis, club feet, thin soles, upright conformation and our favourite, ‘little or no heel’.
The progress of a very large foot abscess that Russell and our vets treated over approximately 6 months.
It required regular farrier treatment including a hospital plate to protect the foot as it grew back down.