Vet Diagnostic Translation Needed
My husband and I finally got everyone moved, and decided to go ahead and get the other Thoroughbred that I posted for you guys to critique. I finally got all of her paperwork in, and the previous owner included all the vet paperwork since she got Queen. I was looking over it, and could really use someone who understands horse vet lingo. I am used to small animal vet talk. Anyway, if someone could translate this for me I would really appreciate it.
"Owner may be selling for jumper. Today sore RF 1-2/5 at trot in hand. Digital pulse RF 2/5, LF 0/5. LF medial large splint, quiet. LF ankle old injury, white at dorsal distal cannon and lateral ankle over hoing. Not sore to standing flex LF ankle. Flex LF and jog, not sore, but sore on RF so may not be getting good read. Hoof testers neg RF foot, very hard sole. Shoes on front, overgrown hooves. Expect buyer to want xrays of ankle. Soak RF foot in hot water, epsom salt 20 min, the wrap with Ichthammol oint. Treat 7 days. Blacksmith next week. Call if not sound is 7-10 days."
I knew about the injury to the ankle. Looks like she might have banged it pretty good on the starting gate. Farrier work has been kept up.
Saw vet again on 18OCT2010.
"Walking sound. Trotting in hand occasional 1/5 RF, may be stepping on acorns. Digital pulses RF 1/5, LF 0/5. If soreness returns, lameness exam under saddle."
Nothing to report after that.
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