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Hello and welcome. My name is Sammy L. Pittman, DVM and I am a veterinarian, farrier, and horsemen with a great interest in the field of equine podiatry. My wife and I own and operate Innovative Equine Podiatry and Veterinary Services in Collinsville TX. I offer a full line of horse veterinary care, however my passion lies within the health and well being of the hoof to better serve your equine companion. With so much lameness attributed to the lower limb many horses require an out of the box approach to achieve the success desired.
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I will be discussing different Cases and thoughts from our world with the horse. Feel free to contact us via text or call at 918.235.1529 or send an email to iepvs11@gmail.com. Thank you for reading and enjoy

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

2 weeks post initial venogram and rocker shoe application.  I will admit that she lost a shoe the next day and I replaced with a rockered four point with super fast added to thicken the branch and increase mechanics.  Measurable sole depth is about 12mm which is more sole than she had on initial rads but insignificant at this point.  This measure will continue to increase rapidly.
Same story as the right but a greater increase in sole depth but still  not easily notable .  Below is a couple of the venogram shots.  I labeled a few important aspects.  We are only doing venogram on the left front at this point.  I definitely notice a change in the terminal papillae, in that they are becoming longer and more robust. This should be more obvious at sole depth increases.  I realize everyone that may read these may not understand all the lingo and importance involved.  If you have specific questions please comment and ask!   We also took radiographs of my wifes mare, Harley, which has never had shoes and has been in a paddock/stall for most of her life and she has amazing feet and maintains great sole depth.  I will add in her radiographs at the bottom as well..  Thanks and please come back for more reading.

Think about these measurements and there relation to the venogram.  For more info on soft tissue  measurements and venograms go to www.nanric.com and go to archives and look for "how to measure soft tissue parameters"  TONS of good info there.

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