Door kicking has been a persistent problem for many of our patients and their owners.
The recurrent removal of shoes and associated hoof damage can be an ongoing source of lameness especially in those animals with poor foot conformation to start with. We have also had several horses that have damaged extensor tendon sheaths over the knee, and aggravated or perhaps in some cases caused fetlock, pastern and coffin joint arthritis through persistent door kicking.
I can see the QuitKick will be invaluable for these patients. One of the boxes at our surgery is now fitted with such a device and has done an excellent job in preventing damage to patient and stable alike, especially important in those individuals recuperating after orthopaedic surgery.
Ben Chilvers BVMS Cert EM (Int) MRCVS www.priorsfarm.co.uk