CALCULATE DEGREE PADS FOR ANGLE CHANGES 

 

This Chart will give a close approximation of the angle that you want the hoof to change when adding a degree pad. Find the length of the shoe, then in the middle of the chart find the angle that you want to increase the hoof angle by reading the thickness of the pad at the heel needed. For example: the veterinarian wants you to raise the hoof angle by 3 degrees, find the hoof length by measuring from the center of the toe to the center of the heels where the shoe will end. Say it is 6 1/2 inches, move across the line to 3 degrees. The pad thickness will be between 5/16 and 3/8 of an inch. (EXAMPLE NUMBERS IN GREEN) This chart can also give a close approximation of the angle change due to how much toe or heel is trimmed. This Chart can also show how much hoof to remove to change the the angle to the desired angle. For example if the hoof angle needed to be raised by 3 degrees and the overall hoof length is 6 1/2 inches, between 5/16 and 3/8 of an inch of toe would have to be removed.

 

  Pad Thickness          
Shoe Length
1/16
1/8
3/16
1/4
5/16
3/8
7/16
1/2
4.00
0.90 1.79 2.69 3.58 4.47 5.37 6.26 7.15
4.25
0.84 1.69 2.53 3.37 4.21 5.05 5.89 6.73
4.50
0.80 1.59 2.39 3.18 3.98 4.77 5.56 6.36
4.75
0.75 1.51 2.26 3.02 3.77 4.52 5.27 6.02
5.00
0.72 1.43 2.15 2.87 3.58 4.30 5.01 5.72
5.25
0.68 1.36 2.05 2.73 3.41 4.09 4.77 5.45
5.50
0.65 1.30 1.95 2.61 3.26 3.91 4.56 5.20
5.75
0.62 1.25 1.87 2.49 3.11 3.74 4.36 4.98
6.00
0.60 1.19 1.79 2.35 2.98 3.58 4.18 4.77
6.25
0.57 1.15 1.72 2.28 2.85 3.42 3.98 4.58
6.50
0.55 1.10 1.65 2.20 2.73 3.25 3.79 4.41
6.75
0.53 1.06 1.59 2.12 2.65 3.18 3.71 4.24
7.00
0.51 1.03 1.54 2.05 2.56 3.07 3.58 4.09

 

 

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