Pricing & Purchasing Specifications: The default price shown above is for shoes bought by the pair. A $0.25/pair discount is offered when you purchase 5 pair or more. The discounted price will be calculated in the shopping cart once 5 pair of these pads have been added. If for any reason the wrong price level for the number of shoes you are ordering is applied, we will notify you and adjust the price accordingly at the time of shipping.
The Purple Podiatry Pads have been designed by farrier & educator Mark Plumlee of Mission Farrier School for the treatment of acute laminitis. For extremely severe cases (Grade IV or V), the 3P pads would be used after a few days of Styrofoam and before shoeing. For other acute cases, we recommend using the 3P pads in conjunction with Impression Material. The benefit of the 3P pads is that they are easy to apply and once on, the horse can go several weeks without the pads having to be maintained. Once you get the impression material applied and trimmed behind the sensitive border of P3, you can cut one pad to fit in the caudal part of the foot over the impression material and then place a full pad over the entire foot. To ensure a longer lasting attachment, run a few wraps of Elastikon™ tape over the pads and around the foot. This treatment will allow the horse to stabilize and hopefully minimize the long term affects of the disease. In addition to Lamintis First Aid, the 3P pads are great for temporary cushioning under a sore foot, while the opposite foot is being worked on. You can also tape piece of a 3P pad under the heel of a the foot to test if they will appreciate some eleveation, before you go the work of building the shoe & pad. Whether you are looking for a durable First Aid Treatment or a temporary support pad, the 3P pads are an extremely useful product to always have on hand.
Indications for Use of the Styrofoam Pads
- First Aid application for Acute Founder (Acute Laminitis)
- Relief & Support for any Acute Pain in the sole of the foot
- Temporary applications to determine various Support or Elevation requirements prior to fabricating a final treatment package
- Pads are sold in Pairs
- One Size Fits All (up to size 4 Foot)
2 Minute Overview
Full 10 Minute Instruction Video
Understanding Laminitis Part 1 (7 minutes)
Understanding Laminitis Part 2 (6 minutes)