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    Free Model Movement
    (Desktop & iPad)

    Explore the model in every detail and from any desired angle via axes rotation, horizontal and vertical movements as well as zooming in and out.

    Extensive Program Settings

    Create your own user experience by configuring quality features, background brightness, input sensitivity and many more options in the settings panel.

    Anatomy List
    (Desktop & iPad)

    As in any anatomy atlas, there is an index of all structures found in the model. The index is hierarchically organized and can be used for navigation and the selection of various elements as well.

    (Desktop & iPad)

    It's easy to go back to previous views. Hoof Explorer stores a list of recent views, which you can browse via the history buttons just as in any web browser.


    We currently support English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Dutch, Polish and Swedish. The names of anatomical structures can also be displayed in Latin.

    Screenshot Generator

    Create a snapshot of the current view and save it to your harddrive. A dialog lets you choose to include user interface elements or just the model.

    Structure Selection and Highlighting
    (Desktop & iPad)

    Create a custom view of the model displaying only the structures of interest. Structures can be displayed either fully opaque, transparent or completely hidden.

    Transparency Configuration
    (Desktop & iPad)

    Using transparency is a powerful tool to display selected structures exclusively preserving the spacial context. You can control the transparency in a dedicated configuration panel.

    Search Function
    (Desktop & iPad)

    Looking for any structures in particular? You can use the integrated search function looking for matches in the anatomical names. Use operators AND, OR, and NOT to refine search queries.

    Presentation Mode

    Save your favourite views in a slide show. Previously created presentations can played automatically. This is great for teaching and customer dialogues.

    Color Selection
    (Desktop & iPad)

    Use customized colors to highlight specific anatomical structures found in the model.

    Automatic Software Updates

    As we continue developing Hoof Explorer, frequently adding new features and improvements, the application will automatically check for updates and notify you. Installing updates is just one click.

    (Desktop & iPad)

    Use labels to customize Hoof Explorer in order to optimize your learning, research, and presentation material.

    Arrow Tool
    (Desktop & iPad)

    Add arrows dynamically to the scene to point to specific structures of the hoof model.

    Werkman Horseshoe Tool

    See how different horseshoes affect the hoof's anatomical relations and biophysical properties. Different effects are presented using interactive 3D model animation, model highlighting, videos, and pictures.


    To prevent you from getting lost in the details of the model, this features displays a miniature version of the hoof indicating your current viewpoint, position, and viewing angle.

    Add images
    (Desktop )

    Add your own images to enhance your 3D presentations.

    (Desktop & iPad)

    Explore the various program settings to create your desired look and feel, e. g. change the background color.

    Get all the features of Hoof Explorer

    Hoof Explorer has given me a better understanding of the spatial relationships between the structures of the equine hoof.

    Lauren Moore
    Bachelor of Equine Science, Student of Veterinary Medicine, University of Leipzig