1991 Volume 2 Pages 65-70
A draft horse, 8 years of age, which contracted canker in the right fore hoof was treated by application of wood tar ointment to the debrided area for 1 month following radical debridement. The function of the affected leg was restored three months postoperation. After 1 year the horse contracted the same disease in the left hind hoof and was treated with the same surgical procedure. After surgery, the debrided hoof tissue was packed with sufficient chitosan cotton and the hoof was wrapped with sterile bandage. The bandage was removed two weeks after surgery. Good granulation tissue formation at the debrided area and no lameness at the affected leg were observed. The horse was clinically normal 1 month after surgery.