2020 - Volume #44, Issue #2, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Boot Helps Heal Horse Leg Injuries
FastTrack allows early mobilization and out-of-the-stall load-bearing exercise for injured horses. The device has been tested for several years and proven effective at limiting over extension of a horse’s fetlock joint, which significantly reduces strain on injured flexor tendons and ligaments.
“With a custom-fitted FastTrack, the animal can safely perform moderate exercise and recover from lameness over time,” Boutelle says. After a FastTrack is custom-fitted, it’s held in place with a Velcro wrap and safety straps. Patented SafeStop technology limits the maximum extension angle to reduce the load on injured tendons, helping prevent re-injury. They sell for $2,500/pair.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Horsepower Technologies, 175 Cabot Street, Suite 500, Lowell, Mass. 01854 (ph 844 51-HORSE; www.horsepowertech.com)
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