Ultra sound questions and some feed and other questions...
I have had Ultra sounds done on various parts of my body, and I know that Ultra sound is really starting to become more popular in the medical field and also with Vet care.
Now when ever I look at ulta sound I usually can't tell what things look like! LOL
I am wondering if anyone has had one done on their horses hooves and the tendons etc that surround the cornet band, the back of the paters on up?
If you have seen it done or had it done what was the reason for doing so and what were the findings and circumstances that led to the U/S ???
I know the night befor the U/S the vets assistant will come and put my horses foot into a soak for the evening. Then the next day the vet will do the actually ultrasound.
The reason I am having this done is due to the findings from the X-rays last week on his front feet. There was a dark area on the image that the vet referred to as a "cyst" on his navicular bone.
Then after the ultra sound I hope to get shoes back on my horse ASAP (corrective or prescription written instructions for the shoer)
In all the years I have been around horses I have not had to deal with these types of issues with any horses feet.
Right now we are on a schedule of hand walking 20 minutes a day on soft surfaces (grass or sand) then I also let him graze the grass after we have walked . I also water his legs after the 20 minutes of walking.
At this time I am uncertan that my horse is a candidate for just natural trimming..
I also about his diet. He is not doing any real heavy duty work. Only the hand walking. I plan to ask the vet what she thnks about his diet which has been changes slightly since his arrival her.
My dad had him on Alfalfa 2 times a day, with a 1/2 flake in the mid day.
Now he is on Alfalfa and grass hay with no miday food. I do let him eat grass for at leat 15-30 minutes a day.
He was on suppliments but I will ask the vet about what type of diet she thinks would be good for him.
So far what I know is that he has the solar fractures on both tront feet. His right from is the one with the cyst on the navicular bone.
This issue os the most concern to me becase the last thing I want ti happen is damage to be caused with the Deep Digital Flexor tendon...
Sorry such a long post.
I will end with that and do on ti read other peoples posts...
Thanks for all the support!
Oh I have the prescriptions/direction the vet gave for shoing if you all would like me to post them
Sorry for my type o's...