Originally Posted by hyperfocus2011 View Post
as the vet says xrays are useless now, but I hadnt seen the nail before. :(
With all due respect, the vet is nuts and I would stand square in his face and tell him that.
I should add that when we hauled our mare to the specialty vet with the surgery room and X-ray room, the ORIGINAL vet was stumped as to why she kept coming back lame as soon as the antibiotics were out of her system. He just shrugged his shoulders.
Please either force that vet to X-ray the coffin bone for "traveling infection" or find a vet that will.
If there's no infection, at least you will know but, for my part, that horse isn't lame since a nail puncture for nothing.
Some THING is going on inside that hoof, even if it's working on an abscess which, again, X-rays
That smiley face is there so you don't think I'm yelling at you but boy, I am pretty P.O.'d that a vet would say X-rays "are useless". My very curt, cold-stare-him-down reply would have been "so humor me, it's my checkbook."