Originally Posted by Saddlebag
As horse owners we may be fairly well informed about what has had positive results with our own horses/situations. I just don't think we should be doling out medical advise to others ie practising veterinary medicine without a license. The OP should be researching, published medical material, not asking medical advise on a forum.
As an example of alternative view - In the UK many vets have very limited knowledge on barefoot horses and often resort to shoeing advice as that is all they are taught. In recent years the advice from collective knowledge on the internet has revolutionised barefoot information and led to it becoming an increasingly popular option as a treatment for several hoof issues. Researching existing published medical information on this would have drawn a blank as rehabbing a horse (say for navicular) by going barefoot was almost unheard of here. Sadly vets do not know everything and not all good information has been published, but of course one should always check and research as much as possible any information your receive from all sources.