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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

3-Legged Horse Gets New Leg

A horse named Sweet Nothing has become one of a handful of horses in the world to sport a customized prosthetic limb after her bad hind leg was amputated below the hock.

The leg is made from a heavy-duty, weight-bearing stainless steel prosthesis (titanium is generally used for human prosthetics), with epoxy resin used to laminate the socket in order to absorb pressure. A hockey puck, which had the required density, was used at the bottom of the fake hoof.

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Karen

We just had colt born Sunday 6-24-07 he was born with 3 1/2 legs the 1/2 leg is just below the hock. where can we get him fitted for a prostheic leg?

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