Beyond the heart-bar shoe: current frog and sole support techniques
MICEM 2002 4th edition- Maastricht- Holland
The heart-bar-shoe through its contact with the frog engages it in weight hearing. This function, which is natural for the frog of a bare foot, is important in the treatment of several pathologies of the foot, for example crushed and underrun heels, quarter cracks, and laminitis but also in the prevention of rotation and or sinking of the coffin bone in the case of extensive onicomicosis (seedy toe - white line disease) or hoof wall resections (eg. In the case of keratomas).