Dr Hiltrud Strasser, DVM, Ph.D. For nearly three decades, Dr. Strasser has studied the causes and cures for lameness as well as other common health problems. Hiltrud Strasser. likes ยท 1 talking about this. Complete holistic model for the care of the domestic horse based on research by Dr. vet. med. Strasser. Hiltrud Strasser Dr. Hiltrud Strasser (born , Leipzig, Germany) is a German veterinarian, who has worked for many years on the anatomy, physiology.

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Booted horse on a trail ride the horse is in a transition hiotrud where it cannot be ridden barefoot after shoe removal Natural hoof care is the practice of keeping horses so that their hooves are worn down naturally and so do not suffer overgrowth, splitting and other disorders. Her courses also concern the holistic care and rehabilitation of horses.

Hiltrud Strasser

I’ve driven several hours to see the best available examples within miles of my home. All rights reserved ISSN: Though it may be used as a crutch, to palliate, and to cover up symptoms, it does not correct the problem. Her application of these techniques in trimming and horse keeping are also successful for use in maintaining horses by strassdr optimum health and thereby extending their lifespan in domestic use.

The newly barefoot horse must also be given the chance, as must any horse, to become accustomed to the terrain on which he will be ridden so the hoof can match the hardness of the terrain.

Hiltrud Strasser bornLeipzigGermany is a German veterinarianwho has worked for many years on the anatomyphysiologypathology and rehabilitation of horses ‘ feet. That does not make it bad. When shod, a horse cannot feel the ground as well as when barefoot.

Hiltrud Strasser about pages. However, some modern bitless designs of horse headgear lack the heavy noseband of a true hackamore and instead use straps that tighten around a horse’s head to apply pressure in various ways. The healing hiltruc of the horse, however, is great and given time, the proper living conditions, and correct natural trimming, many ‘incurable’ problems can be cured, including severe founder.


An article about Dr. BK franchise owners and devotees may tell you there’s nothing better on the planet-but that doesn’t make it so. Strasser claims hilgrud unproven lack of circulation caused by shoes in turn causes kidney disease, liver disease, and dandruff. With a franchise you should get the same quality burger or whatever from every franchisee. Strasser claims that circulation is decreased when shoes are applied.

Strasser, “When the shoes are removed and circulation and sensation return, the horse can feel pain and the damage caused by the shoe. Strasser has authored several textbooks on lameness and healing, reference books on natural boarding for horses, and many articles for hiltru horse and veterinary journals. Plaster casts of hooves showing before and after shoeing are evidence that the hooves go through much detrimental change when shod, even when done ‘correctly’ according to farriery standards.

Knights and royalty who kept horses within the castle grounds shod their stall-kept horses while the horses of the vassals and common folk, living more naturally, did not. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.

Strasser’s methods are humane and in the best interest of the animals and are, in fact, a means of preventing cruelty to animals premature slaughter ; plus, the lack of effectiveness of conventional methods in matters of the hoof is strasser acknowledged.

This causes unnatural forces and tensions within the hoof.

Those authors promoted working horses hi,trud instead of in shoes. Rather it is man’s desire for convenience, his failure to understand the full ramifications of seemingly innocent actions, and more importantly, his tendency to humanize the creatures he domesticates and to assume they need what he needs.

She has published papers and books on this topic since the s. The frog and bulbs being on the same level hilfrud the heel in the properly trimmed or naturally worn hoof allows for direct contact, and because there is a natural concavity of the sole, a suction-cup effect occurs on weightbearing. Her book offers as evidence a thermograph of a horse showing essentially no heat from a leg with a shoe on it while the rest of the horse shows normal body temperature.


She herself outlines circumstances where her extreme trim could result in the death of the horse under some circumstances. Until evidence of the safety and effectiveness of the Strasser trim is provided I cannot recommend the Strasser trim in place of more traditional farrier methods. I have taken thermometer readings from shod and barefoot legs in numerous horses and can find no pattern of difference in temperature-typically shod and barefoot have the same temperature.

Opening cuts-This was popular in the ‘s but was replaced by less extreme methods in shrasser ‘s. Clearly this is not the case as horses respond the same to hoof tester pressure with or without shoes.

The slightly exaggerated references to the still commonly practiced, hardly effective treatment methods in the hlitrud of ztrasser hoof, with the result that the animals in question are prematurely bound for slaughter, are in the eyes of this court not unprofessional, since they do not contradict the truth, and therefore can be presented in a somewhat more pointed manner, without degrading the veterinary colleagues and their methods The Charges Vibration – Dr.

I have corresponded at length with more than a dozen proponents.

Natural Hoof Care, Strasser Hoof, Laminitis, Navicular, Coffin Bone

Strasser theory is based on naturalization of a horse’s management no stalls, herd life and constant free movementon de-shoeing of shod horses and on a trim devoted to restore normal shape and function of their hooves. R emoving the shoes hiltruv simple, but dealing with the aftermath can be challenging.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Shoeing. Hoof expansion – This was a hotly debated topic in the ‘s info on which can be found in Dollar’s Handbook of Horse Shoeing.

A franchise requires strasaer adherence to their methods, such as flame-broiled-Strasser requires strict adherence to her method, such as 30 degree hairlines-Chef school or medical school may teach a method, but does not require a particular method.