IIT-Kanpur develops new horseshoe

Kanpur : Kanpur has developed a new type of horseshoe that will have a longer life and save the horses from the excruciating pain they have to undergo while changing them.

The horseshoe that the animal wears gets roughed out within a week, but the owners continue with it for months which adds to the animal’s discomfort.
The new horseshoe is supposed to last, at least, for a month.

Rita Singh, convener, Rural Technology Action Group, IIT, said an iron rod — that is used in house building — is used to make the horseshoe which has less carbon and thus comes off easily.

“In fact, this horseshoe will automatically fall off after a specified period of time,” she said.

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This is why horses will not need to go through the painful process of getting an old horseshoe removed and getting a new one.

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