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        08-01-2014, 01:22 AM
    Sometimes after a good trim a horse will shed out a bunch of dead sole, which can seem like excessive "growth" of the hoof walls but is really just exposing more hoof wall above the sole plane.

    Glad things seem to be moving among nicely!
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        08-01-2014, 02:48 AM
    I Think on the Low/High heel syndrom you Lady´s can compare it too Party-Hardy week-ends in 4" Pumps and on Monday your back to pink Nike´s......where do you feel the pain the most? And how long Before your back too normal?
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        08-04-2014, 09:11 PM
    Blossom update.

    Blossom saw the vet today for her re-check and the news was mixed. She's made tremendous progress...but. The vet was surprised because she thought it would be a routine re-check and Blossom would be good to go. Palpation produced practically no tenderness but she flunked her flexion test. Still a hop or two and some shortened strides...but SO much better!!

    So...X-rays, a joint block and an ultrasound later, we discovered that her joint is great. No bony changes. We injected it to make sure it wasn't a synovial problem. No problem. Ultrasound showed some minor frayed tissues and some swelling very low on her suspensory ligament. Her sesamoids are fine.

    Blossom is on two weeks stall rest and getting an ointment called Surpass rubbed into her skin directly over the affected area. Then she gets supportive polo wraps on that leg. We do this morning and night. No more bute. She has an appt. For Aug. 20 at 10 am for a re-check. That date was set because the corrective farrier will be there at 10:30. Our vet says if it isn't resolved by then, she's getting a shoe with a bar on that leg.

    Now my only problem will be keeping her calm on stall rest. She's in a large foaling stall, but she's not a happy camper.
        08-04-2014, 09:14 PM
    Green Broke
    I hope this helps. Remember if you wrap one leg wrap it's partner. I was always taught that way.
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        08-15-2014, 11:49 PM
    Blossom has settled into her stall rest like a champ. The first couple of days were rocky, but she's adjusted well. I wish I could say the same for my husband's gelding. We've had to watch him like a hawk because he's been totally depressed and bent out of shape. I THINK because she's stalled and he isn't!

    She is in both their stalls with the divider back, so it's basically a foaling stall...12x24. He's in the paddock right off the stall and spends most of his time standing in front of her stall with his head hanging into the stall. One day he refused to eat his morning feed. That NEVER happens and we went flying out to the barn to see what was going on. All we had to do was let Blossom out and put him in the stall with his food and he scarfed it down! 4 days later he went down in the paddock and allowed us to walk up to him and play with his ears. In the 14 years we have owned him that has never happened! We got him up and I listened to all 4 quadrants, took his temp., checked his refill rate, listened to his heart and counted his breathing....all was fine. He's moping!!! We've started giving him extra attention and at night we've been putting Blossom in her stall, and giving him access to his from the paddock. It seems to be working, he's looking not quite as woebegone, but he has really been giving us a scare. He'll be 23 in Jan., and he's always been a hard keeper. I'll be glad when she's back to normal and they are both back in their pasture. I think it's been harder on DB than it has on Blossom!
        08-15-2014, 11:54 PM
    Cakemom, our vet told us to only wrap the affected leg as long as she is bearing weight on it. If she stops bearing weight on it, than the other leg would need extra support also and then we would wrap it. She does look strange with only one leg wrapped. The little kids who live next to the field wanted to know how she got her "owie!" lol
        08-16-2014, 01:13 AM
    Green Broke
    Hmmm, well I am certainly not a vet, I'm just surprised at that. Everyone has their ways though.
    Glad she's settling in, her poor buddy.
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        09-22-2014, 07:07 PM
    Another update on Blossom: She's out of her stall and into a very small pasture with an older gelding she is NOT fond of. DB is back in their regular pasture with a new mare. He needed the grass and Blossom doesn't need the grass (EASY keeper) or the space. She kept her vet appt. On Aug. 20th and STILL showed some lameness on the flexion test. SO...she got her hock x-rayed and we found the tiniest beginnings of arthritis. (Blossom is 18) The vet wanted to make SURE it was her suspensory and only her suspensory, so she got a hock injection (I'm probably explaining this badly) and sure enough, she still hopped a little after the flexion test. SO...the vet's farrier was there and she got shoes on the back with a bar on that foot. She's out of the stall but in a very small area. She's depressed and NOT happy. DB isn't thrilled either.

    Vet says it's just a strain, and she should come back 100% and be sound for riding. She made great progress early on, and now it's just dragging out a little. I'm being patient and it's killing me because I WANT to ride, but I don't want to do anything that would damage Blossom. She looks sound, but I don't trust my judgment so she'll see the vet again and get cleared before we ride.

    Meanwhile her grass is limited because of her lack of exercise and weight, she's not fond of her pasture mate, although she isn't aggressive, she just ignores him. She spends most of her time at the fence looking across a field between them where she can see DB in his field. I hand graze her every day for awhile and groom her. She's seriously unhappy. DB "visits" her when Jim hand grazes him and he's very attentive, but he's got another mare to focus on and lots of grass so he's not pining as much any more.

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