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post #11 of 18 Old 06-30-2016, 07:46 PM
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Yes, some of the lameness could be from a poor farrier job. Her hooves need really a good trim by a farrier who knows how to map the hoof to the underlying bone structure and trim the hoof to be balanced. There appears to be a lot of dead sole that needs to be cleaned up.
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post #13 of 18 Old 07-02-2016, 02:37 AM
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Can you take better pictures=ones that aren't partly cut off, and also side view.?
The heels appear very contracted to me, and the frog looks thrushy. Have you used thrush buster on it, as I seem to see some purple
The sole and white line is hard to see clearly, and agood scrub would help. It appears that the WL might be stretched, and is there small pieces of gravel imbedded?
iT is very difficult to actually see the frog buttress and the wall definition at the back of the foot
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post #14 of 18 Old 07-02-2016, 02:45 AM
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The whole back of the foot looks, well, wierd. It seems the collateral grove has no possible exit, and the whole seat of corn filled in one one heel in particular.
Yes, you need a good trimmer to carefully find those landmarks, esp starting at the heels
If the heels are really as they appear in those pictures, I am not surprised that she is lame!
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post #15 of 18 Old 07-02-2016, 06:15 AM
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I hope the little guy will be okay.. ):
make a call to many vets you can reach just to listen to what they have to say about it/what they think it is.
some of them maybe give you free advice on what to do for making the hoese alot more comfortable..

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post #16 of 18 Old 07-02-2016, 12:17 PM
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maybe google sheered heels also
I am no farrier, but those heels look very pathological
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post #17 of 18 Old 07-03-2016, 06:50 PM
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Need better pics/angles to be sure (check out link in my signature line) but appears base of foot - sole and frog is very thin, sole looks flat. Foot is quite 'stretched', i imagine flared. Bruising is not THE problem, but rather one symptom of the overall state.

So the horse has had pads for months now? Shod or booted? For work or all the time? Needs some good farriery - check out elpo website - but yes, will also need protection/support to prevent further bruising & other probs until feet can become healthier.
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post #18 of 18 Old 07-03-2016, 07:40 PM
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Oh, rads wont rule out 'navicular', just whether its progressed to bony changes. Ensure hooves are marked with radiolucent tape/material, before xrays, at hairline, dorsal wall and apex of frog at least. Id also request toe sole (forward from apex) be marked.
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