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Originally Posted by michigancowgirl
very thin sole on the right front with only 7-8 mm
Depending on where the vet is measuring from, 7-8mm may not be terrible.
His coffin bone on the right front was tilted forward ...conformation defect that he has always had.
I think you mean it's 'rotated'? If so, the last thing I'd be doing was jacking up the heels even further & if he is thin soled, I trust he advised pads, not just rim shoes? Perhaps by 'conformational defect' the vet means this foot is a bit 'clubby', which can be conformational, but it can be due to a number of reasons, which may or may not be 'correctable'.
Or can this maybe just a conformation defect in him and it really causes him no pain??? Should I continue to worry about this slight head bob at times when he is leading on the right???
As said, maybe conformational, but if he's lame to the extent of head bobbing, I'd take it seriously. If he's been long toed for some time, it's possibly his whole foot, not just sole that's giving him grief. Don't force him to work if he's not comfortable.