The most recent Study that was conducted using a Vitafloor, was published scientifically in 2018 in 'Research in Veterinary Science'.
This study (full copy link below) was conducted by Peninsular Equine Medical Centre in Menlo Park, California. In a 60-day study on ten horses, the hood and sole growth was markedly accelerated after twice daily Vitafloor vibration sessions. This latest research sheds light on a natural, non-invasive treatment, with no side effects, which accelerates healing and hoof health.
These results are also very promising for laminitis patients, as the study shows a significant increase (up to 40%) of hoof growth especially in the first 30 days of treatment. Once the study was finished after the 60 days and treatments were stopped, the hoof growth fell back to similar levels as before the treatment. Vitafloor whole body vibration therapy is one more tool to help combat the stressful problem of laminitis by generating faster, healthy hoof growth without trauma to the horse, and helping with pain and inflammation.
“Vitafloor Whole Body Vibration (WBV) increases hoof growth significantly over a 30 and 60-day period with the main increase seen in the first 30 days of the treatment. No prolonged effect on hoof growth rate was seen after cessation of WBV. These results indicate that Whole Body Vibration can be used as a non-invasive, safe and non-labor intensive therapeutic modality to accelerate hoof growth in the horse.”
-Bart Halsberghe, Veterinary Surgeon, DABVP (equine), cert. ISELP, CVMA, cVSMT, CERT.: Peninsula Equine Medical Center, Menlo Park, CA.
Source: Effect of two months whole body vibration on hoof growth rate (in mm) in the horse: A pilot study
Research in Veterinary Science 119 (2018) 37-42