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 · 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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She has published papers and books on this topic since the s. Lungwitz’s experiments published in became the most persuasive.

Kidney disease – Dr. The necessity of protecting the horse hoof was recognised by the ancient Greeks and Romans, and written about by Xenophon.

A hipposandal on display at the Musee d’Ermont, France Schematics of the hipposandal Hipposandal, on display at Vidy Roman Museum The Hipposandal Strasesr soleae ferreae [1] is a device that protected the hoof of a horse.

I doubt if enough such diseased horses could even be found for purposes of a hiltru. The hooves of the castle horses, weakened by lack of circulation and ammonia exposure, could not hold up to the wear and tear from the rocky terrain while the horses living in large open spaces were strong and healthy and needed no such ‘protection’.

Strasser, “The coronet should descend in a smooth, straight line from toe to heel and should form an angle of about 30 degrees with the ground. It was commonplace in the northwestern countries of the Roman Empire,[1][2][3] and was a strassef to the horseshoe. Member feedback about Hiltrud Strasser: Hoof expansion – This strasder a hotly debated topic in the ‘s info on which can be found in Dollar’s Handbook of Horse Shoeing.

In so far that one can also see advertising in this information about the treatment methods of the accused, it is not advertising in a commercial sense, but hiltruf advertising for the creature, in other words, an appeal to the horse owners and veterinarians to treat animals with sick hooves and legs according to her differing from conventional methods, and thus extend their lives.


There are many testimonials of success from Strasser methods, but just as many testimonials of failure.

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Dr Strasser is internationally recognized for her persistent struggle towards natural horse care, barefoot trimming and equine health considerations. Strasser has focused owner attention to hooves in a big way. Clearly this is not the case as horses respond the same to hoof tester pressure with or without shoes. Before becoming a full-time politician, he was hiltrdu lawyer, and before becoming Chancellor he served as Prime Minister of Lower Saxony — The lower part of the hoof widens the most, but when a shoe is in place, it fixates the hoof wall so it cannot expand at the place it most needs to expand.

Also aiding in traction is the ground contact of the bare hoof. I could find no evidence that the hairline has any fixed relation to the functioning of the hoof, nor could I find any evidence that horses should have that particular hairline angle.

Strasser they found in order to make barefoot viable they had to keep the hooves scrupulously dry-not moistened daily as Dr. A commonly seen error in horseshoeing is for the front feet to be steep and the hind not as steep.

Strasser says that to minimize this risk horses trimmed by her method must not be stalled and srrasser be kept in a natural environment.

Strasser’s method of h Franchises teach you how to do it their way, period. I sought out but was unable to find clear evidence of successes. Equine welfare Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. The accusations about Dr. At first, knowledgeable hoof care at weekly intervals is necessary.

I am a farrier and am always interested in learning more. 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.

A rigid steel shoe is not. Strasser has authored several textbooks on lameness and healing, reference books on natural boarding for horses, and many articles for both horse and veterinary journals. By shoeing and stabling her horse an owner unknowingly subjects him to numerous evils.


Over the next year Dr. She subsequently earned and obtained her Ph.

Low angle and frequent trims to treat founder-Although there are many successful strassre to treat founder, I have used this method myself for more than 25 years with great success, though with trims that strasseg not as severe as Dr. Her application of these techniques in trimming and horse keeping are also successful for use in maintaining horses by promoting optimum health and thereby extending their lifespan in domestic use.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Shoeing. Direction control may also be via a noseband or cavesson, if one is used.

Hiltrud Strasser

Strasser and her husband have raised four children. Strasser is to be commended for thinking outside the box, and challenging the assumptions of tradition. H istorically, the horseshoe has been used to protect the hooves of horses in captivity. Strasser points out, “Any ‘point’ or deviance from this near-circular shape would make it susceptible to fracturing or breaking.

Following the federal election, which his party lost, after three weeks of negotiations he stood down as Chancellor in favour of Angela Merkel of the rival Christian Democratic Union. The front feet are designed for the abrupt bearing of great weight and are therefore more round. 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. This makes traction on very slick or icy surfaces possible.

As well as publishing papers and books she also runs courses for horse owners, farriers and veterinarians in Europe and elsewhere. While shod horses are common, kidney disease is quite rare.