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1. (WO1993003995) COMPRESSION BOOT FOR TREATMENT OF INJURED LIMB
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I Claim:
1. Apparatus for treating an injured limb comprising first and second parts for forming a substantially rigid enclosure for said limb when in a closed position, means for attaching said first and second parts to each other for movement between an open position and said closed position, and means for receiving a foot of said limb in one of said first or second parts when said first and second parts are in said open position.
2. Apparatus according to claim 1 further comprising means for pivotally attaching said first part to said second part.
3. Apparatus according to claim 2 wherein said means for pivotally attaching is adjacent the front of both of said first and second parts.
4. Apparatus according to claim 2 wherein said means for securing an end comprises first portions of said first and second parts, said first portions being located adjacent said means for pivotally attaching.
5. Apparatus according to claim 4 wherein each of said first and second parts comprises material for engaging said limb, said material being capable of deforming to the shape of said limb.
6. Apparatus according to claim 5 wherein said material comprises polyurethane foam.
7. Apparatus according to claim 5 wherein each of said first and second parts comprises a stiff outer shell and buckle means for securing said first and second parts together in said second position.
8. Apparatus according to claim 7 wherein said limb is the foreleg of a horse.
9. Apparatus according to claim 2 wherein said means for pivotally attaching is adjacent the rear of said first and the front of said second part.

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10. Apparatus according to claim 9 wherein said means for securing a foot comprises first portions of said first and second parts, said first portions being located adjacent said means for pivotally attaching.
11. Apparatus according to claim 10 wherein each of said first and second parts comprises material for engaging said limb, said material being capable of deforming to the shape of said limb.
12. Apparatus according to claim 11 wherein said material comprises polyurethane foam.
13. Apparatus according to claim 12 wherein each of said first and second parts comprises a stiff outer shell and buckle means for securing said first and second parts together in said second position.
14. Apparatus according to claim 13 wherein said limb is the foreleg of a horse.
15. A method for treatment of an injured limb of an animal comprising securing an end of said limb between the first portions of the apparatus of claim 1, applying a longitudinal force to said limb to place said limb in tension, and moving said first and second parts of said apparatus to said second position.