Well it has been a while since we looked in on our backyard mare project. We found some time to radiograph and update her venogram. She has grown to a little over 17mm of sole depth and a notable return in solar papillae. She has just been in the rockered 4pt shoe and maintained on pasture and trailriding. I have placed her back in a more traditional flat steel shoe and placed in a fashion that would commonly be applied. I theorize that this breakover is too long even on the day I placed it and will be growing ever longer throughout the shoe cycle. The flat shoe will once again solidly engage the deep digital flexor tendon in which will begin to compress the solar corium and decrease sole depth over the next 2-3 months. We will continue to radiograph and follow to see what happens.
|Very first venogram 3 1/2 months ago, for comparision|
|Very first raidograph, note the very thin soles.|
|Here is a shot just before the removal of the shoe and venogram. Note the massive increase in sole depth since we began.|
|solar shot of flat steel shoe.|
|lateral view of flat steel shoe. For those of you who know me, know that this was very difficult for me to do. HEHEHEHEHEHe|
We are getting prepared for several upcoming events such as: July 9th a reduced cost coggins clinic at animal health supply in Tulsa Ok, Aug 8-12th Dr. Redden's 201 podiatry course at International Equine podiatry center in Versailles Ky, 1-2 local demonstrations of radiological and external exam of the hoof and soft tissue parameter measurements, and of course the In depth podiatry lecture and demo with Dr. Redden here in Tulsa October 14th and 15th.
We thank you all for your support.