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plaster of paris

plaster cast

The original casting material known as plaster of paris is made of a calcium sulphate encrusted loose weave bandage. Upon addition of water, the calcium sulphate turns into a thick semi-solid mouldable mass which rapidly hardens into a solid mass under emission of heat.

(Plaster) casting is used as a treatment of various disorders of the hoof that require thorough immobilisation.

These days, modern materials such as scotchcast® bandages are rapidly replacing the plaster casts.

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