A coronary band resection is the removal of a small portion of the hoof wall just below the coronet with the objective of:
- Stimulation of proper wall growth in the toe region
- Removal of the pressure exerted by the hoof wall that is constricting the circulation
- Removal of pressure on the coronary dermis.
Disadvantages and complications
This procedure weakens the hoof wall increasing the risk of further coffin bone rotation. A coronary band resection has the same potential complications as a hoof wall resection. The edges of the created groove may constrict the circulation and cause swelling. A coronary band prolapse is one of the potential undesirable side effects.