The Woof Wear Medical Boot is a unique close fitting hoof boot designed to keep wounds, poultices and dressings clean. It can assist in a number of ailments to the foot such as abscesses, punctured sole or bruised sole. It is most suitable to be used in the stable and on sensible horses in the paddock.
Featuring a grooved sole for extra grip and a Kevlar® interior for durability it also has an asymmetric zip to give the boot a really close fit (and prevent it opening) stopping bedding and other debris from getting inside.
It is designed using flexible and light materials to enable easy fitting and as a cost effective alternative to adhesive bandage and tape. We expect the boot to last 2-3 weeks under normal circumstances with many customers finding they last much longer. The boot is not indestructible and so is not guaranteed against breakage, due to the horse standing on the boot. It is important to buy the right size boot for your horse to ensure it lasts for the 2-3 week period (see below, how to measure for size).
Sizing (as recommended on the Woof Wear website)
Use the size guide to ensure you have the closest fit for your horse or pony. Note - If your horse has specialist or remedial shoes, or large shoes such as Eggbars or Heartbars, you may need to go up a size to accommodate these. We recommend working with your farrier to ensure you get the most applicable size for your horse.
- If it is your intention to use on both front, or hind feet, and your horse is particularly ‘active’ or a bit close in his action, the risk of standing on the boot with the opposite foot is higher due to the decreased distance between the two feet. In this case you can use an overreach boot over the top of the Medical Hoof Boot to protect it.