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post #31 of 90 Old 10-19-2009, 10:21 PM
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post #32 of 90 Old 10-20-2009, 08:38 PM
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Thats really great news!


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post #33 of 90 Old 10-20-2009, 08:52 PM
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Wow AppyT, she is definitely in the right hands. Lucky girl she is. I think I would probably have run around like a chicken with it's head cut off yelling "someone do something!". Good to know you had the right someone there.
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post #34 of 90 Old 10-20-2009, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Walkamile, I prolly would have reacted more like that too. Not to mention I don't have a trusted vet close by. I shudder at how close it was to total ruin. I am very thankful for all who have helped Heidi.

Did y'all know I met Amber on another forum 3 or 4 years ago. I think it was a very good thing. :)

Thanks everyone for all the good wishes. I appreciate them all.

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post #35 of 90 Old 10-20-2009, 11:27 PM
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Just a quick post of today's pics. I had to re-wrap as she'd finally chewed up a bandage. Must have started itching since it was warm today? She's getting more proudflesh, but might be because I'm not sure how long the leg was unwrapped after she gnawed it off, but she wasn't limping any worse for it.

Anyhoo, she's off bute, now, too. 2 more days of antibiotics and she's off all the drugs completely.
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Note the ripple in the hoof wall. At around 10 days, we feared it was infected, as she became pretty lame, and there was noticeable heat, and that was about when the vet expected it to show up,if it was the case.

However, the vet determined it was NOT infected, but part of the healing process. Probably with the stress of confinement, the bute, antibioitics, change from pasture grass to hay, all those factors contrbuted to some of the laminitis. It was only in the badly wounded foot. All those were "straws" on the proverbial camel's back to increase her chance of foundering. Had she had any excessive hoof wall left, it could have spelled more trouble, but I am also working growing out a hoof crack, so have been keeping her trim touched up very frequently.

She's also been wearing foam pads and hoof boots, on both feet when handwalked, to keep the other foot from succumbing to the stress of carrying more weight, esp. since her hooves were far from ideal to begin with (hence the reason she was here, with me, anyways).

Just thought it would be good to point out the laminitis ring, in the abscence of "founder" (rotation of the coffin bone).
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post #37 of 90 Old 10-21-2009, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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I can see that lumpy stuff. She better stop that. LOL It was kind of sticky warm around here today, but windy. Felt like it wanted to rain. I think it looks so much better than a week ago even, Proud Flesh and all. Her hooves sure look better. ;) I really wonder how much hair will grow back over that area. Time will tell. :) Thanks for putting up new pics, my camera was a pita Sunday..

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ooooooo!!!!! POOR THING!!!!! HOPE HE FEELS BETTER SOON

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post #39 of 90 Old 10-22-2009, 04:30 PM
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So here's yesterday, after having the caustic powder the vet prescribed for her proud flesh. She's walking pretty good, takes a bad step here and there. I finally handwalked her without a boot or pad, and she was more sensitive, of course, so we just took it easy.

Her flares are growing down a tad, the crack as well. She had her last dose of antibiotic today, so she's now off all drugs.
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post #40 of 90 Old 10-22-2009, 04:37 PM
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This is just from the front, after being cleaned up, the first was before I washed it.
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