My current research

In order to quantify the effectiveness of grooving, I'm currently measuring the stride lengths of laminitic equines at 3 stages:

This is to obtain a record of statistical data, an example of which is below. 7 days after grooving: Right Fore, Pass 1

This grooved horse is being walked 7 days after grooving, and has a stride length which is over 10% longer than before treatment.

The data relating to the photo is highlighted on the last line of the table below.
Stride length before grooving (2/11/2011)
FootPass 1Pass 2Pass 3Pass 4 Average stride length % increase
LF1.7081.509   1.4816 
 1.3631.178      
RF1.581.5591.535     
  1.421      
Stride length after grooving (2/11/2011)
FootPass 1Pass 2Pass 3Pass 4 Average stride length % increase
LF1.5091.597   1.5213 2.68%
 1.178       
RF1.6551.616      
  1.573      
Stride length 7 days later (9/11/2011)
FootPass 1Pass 2Pass 3Pass 4 Average stride length % increase
LF1.6431.5621.7081.708 1.6339 10.28%
RF1.6281.3161.6581.776    
 1.7211.619      

Updated: 2/6/2013