3D Printing to Produce Therapeutic Horse Shoes

Australian vets and scientists have used 3D printing to produce therapeutic shoes to treat a pony with chronic laminitis. The titanium shoes were custom-designed to redistribute weight away from the painful areas of the foot.

John Barnes, 3D printing expert at CSIRO said scanning the hoof would allow them to manufacture a shoe that is the ‘perfect fit’ for complicated foot diseases, giving the horse the best possible chance for rehabilitation.

3D Horse Shoes