I am also posting some Follow up radiographs and pictures of the White line disease case we have been following. This case is still progressing but not as much progression as I would like to see on the right front. We have good hoof wall growth but not as much sole depth as I would like to see. With the onset of good green pasture and the potential for some insulin resistance in this case could have played a role in slowing of hoof growth. We instructed to reduce the amount of pasture time and absolutely no grain products. Both hooves are becoming much tighter and healthier. I removed more dorsal hoof wall to allow cleaning and treatment. The left shows significant new hoof growth without fungal invasion. noted by the measurement on the radiograph. We reset the Rocker Rail shoe with frog plate.
|Note new hoof wall growth that is nice and tight without a crack.|
|New growth without a crack|
I am happy with the amount and quality of hoof wall growth. I would like to see a faster sole depth recovery but it will come. This didn't happen overnight and we probably will not fix it overnight.
Keep in mind the Upcoming In Depth Podiatry Clinic with Dr. Ric Redden October 14-15. I have some new cases that I will likely be posting on. Keep on the lookout for Project Lila a barrell/pole horse with a fracture second phalanx (short pastern bone). She is doing well and will likely make a good recovery. I will post images and discussion as soon as there is more time.