Both the ILPH, the RSPCA and the Laminitis Trust are very concerned about the method of trimming horses feet espoused by a German veterinary surgeon Dr H. Strasser. Although no doubt well meaning, our experiences with laminitis and foundered horses and ponies in the UK which have been subjected to the "Strasser trim", as it has become known, have been entirely unfavourable.

The Trust does not endorse the Strasser trimming method.

Further information on the trimming and shoeing methods we do recommend are to be found in the Emergency Treatment sections of this website.