Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html
In the past fifteen years great advances have been made in understanding the pathogenesis and treatment of laminitis. One of these advances is the use of the heartbar shoe. In theory the Chapman heart bar should work well for the treatment of laminitis, however, in practice favorable results depend on the proper application of the shoe along with supportive care of the foot.
Skog, William J. and Reinertson, Eric L.
"Theory and Application of the Chapman Heartbar Horseshoe for Laminitis,"
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 47
, Article 3.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol47/iss2/3