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    02-14-2013, 12:12 PM
Green Broke
That makes a lot of sense, GT. I know stocking up usually isn't a big deal. I just wanted to know "why now, but not then?" and y'all have definitely answered my question! My vet said pretty much the same thing y'all are now so I know it's nothing to worry about.
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    02-14-2013, 06:46 PM
Originally Posted by Kayella    
That makes a lot of sense, GT. I know stocking up usually isn't a big deal.
I agree stocking up may not be a big deal of itself, but it's an indication that things aren't right. I wonder, without naming names, was the 'bad trim' one of those that adhered to specific heel measurements, toe angles, etc??

As far as what you forwarded of the vet report, without knowing where/how they measured, some of it's a bit subjective - ie. While thicker is more ideal, 1cm or more of sole thickness isn't bad at all. But perhaps they measured the distal surface of P3 to the ground surface & there was also extra wall height...
    02-14-2013, 07:08 PM
Green Broke
The "bad trim" was the first trim he had after his accident. He is usually very good about picking up his feet but I did warn the farrier beforehand of the situation and how I didn't know how he was going to respond. Henny was having none of it that day. He'd pull his hoof away, back up, rush forward, and pivot to get away, then be standing calmly about to fall asleep the next. I know the farrier did the best of his ability and never once got frustrated or angry, but I guess in all that chaos he was trimmed incorrectly. I believe too much angle was put on the hooves, stressing out his tendons.

A bit after that, I noticed him off on his right hind. Knowing that dex has been associated with laminitis, I phoned the vet and we brought him in for a checkup and stopped the dex then and there. The farrier was there for the checkup and after watching his gaits and assessing his feet, they both knew why he was off. So we scheduled the trim for the next weekend and the farrier shortened up his toes and got him standing a lot better in just one session. He's scheduled this weekend for another trim and I can take before and after pictures then. He'll be scheduled to trim every 4 weeks for a while. Which is good anyways, his hooves seem to grow surprisingly quick.

I do remember the vet saying that he measured the HEALTHY hoof wall. Since the laminar was pulling away from the hoof wall, he measured what was healthy and those are the measurements. While some of the measurements may not be critical at this point, my vet showed me what would be present in an ideal hoof which I really appreciate as I know what we need to work towards. I'm not sure when we'll be taking radiographs again. Maybe after the next couple trims to see how we're coming along. He'll be going to the vet next Saturday for acupuncture so they can get a good eye on how he's progressing so far.

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