Good news is the pneumonia healed up fine.
Bad news is I had my farrier out yesterday for his trim. While the crack on the RF is almost completely closed up and grown out, the long bad one on the LF is still present, BUT you can tell its growing out. You can also see the new hoof growth growing out which I guess is a product of the proper nutrition and hoof supplement hes on. Not a lot of growth, but its there.
Last time farrier was out, we made the decision to just shod his fronts since his RR had that huge chunk missing from where he had blown as abscess. My farrier was not confident he could get shoes on the back. Whiskey did great and his back feet have shaped up beautifully.
So here is my conundrum, farrier told me yesterday he didnt feel confident about putting shoes on whiskey's fronts since they have remained crumbly and just overall blech. He said he was afraid it would do more harm then good, especially because he doesnt want the nail holes becoming infected with WLD. Apparently there was a lot of mud packed under the shoes when he took them off? So he rasped him down a bit and is coming back on Friday to see how he is doing. If he needs shoes, he said we will find a way to make it work. I think he is hoping he will be able to make the transition though.
He seems to be of the mindset that he will have healthy hooves (cracks grown out, majority new growth, etc) and be completely ready to go by December. Here's hoping. I will get some pics of his new feet for yall on Friday when the farrier is back out and he gets cleaned up. If anything I've described or said sounds weird please let me know! Yall are way more hoof savvy than I am so I would love to know of any potential problems I am overlooking. It gives me a chance to better educate myself and lets me know what issues to bring up with my farrier to help ensure Whiskey has the best recovery possible.