The idea for Huftech arose from the hope of being able to help horses with hoof problems in the long term. On the occasion of various conversations with competent people (veterinarians, farriers, etc.) my enthusiasm and the courage to educate myself personally grew. In order to implement Huftech, a new infrastructure was needed, and so in November 2010 a well-equipped forge was built in Bolligen. This gave me all the necessary facilities to shoe and treat horses.
Since 01 March 2016, I have been working in the farriery directly at the Bern Veterinary Hospital. This means that I can, of course, strive for even more networked cooperation between vet and farrier, which is the ideal case. Treatments are thus carried out in close cooperation with a vet, so that I can also carry out digital x-rays (position assessments), create venograms (blood circulation in the hoof), etc.
Position assessments are possible in many different ways:
The footing of the horse can also be used to make a video in a given case, which makes it possible to assess the position of the horse in slow motion. As you can see, there are various possibilities to help your horse. Please call me if you have any questions.
We work with a mobile, digital X-ray machine. This is operated exclusively and professionally by a veterinarian. The advantages are obvious:
If your horse needs special hoof treatment from a medical or therapeutic point of view, it makes sense for the farrier, veterinarian and owner to work closely together to find a customised solution for your horse's hoof. A venogram can be used to determine the blood circulation of the hoof. Healthy blood circulation means healthy horn growth, for example. Furthermore, irregularities can be detected immediately. After injecting a contrast medium, 3 pictures from different sides are taken within 45 seconds. The video gives you an understandable insight. We work with a mobile, digital X-ray machine. This is operated exclusively and professionally by a veterinarian. The advantages are obvious: the cornerstone is therefore the observation of the blood circulation. In addition, a venogram can also be used to detect laminitis or, in the case of bare hoofed horses, inflammation of the hoof corium.
Farrier / Huftech
In 2012, my forge was still located in Bolligen near Bern. At that time, Westerner made a film about my company HUFTECH. The video shows the activities of HUFTECH very nicely and also points out the possible links between the work of a farrier and veterinary medicine. With the new forge at the animal hospital in Bern, HUFTECH has developed accordingly and intensified its cooperation with specialist staff at the animal hospital in Bern.