Hoof Pictures and
THRUSH! - This should be treated as your top priority for your horse's care if you horse's feet look like this. Start treating topically AND re-evaluate your diet. Like many conditions, thrush feeds on SUGAR.
ADAM: Icelandic horse, high functioning hooves! (hover for captions)
EBBY - Draft cross mare, severe sub solar abscessing. First abscess occured in the spring of 2017. She was profoundly lame so I asked the owner for radiographs which showed some remodeling of the coffin bone. She was really solid until this fall and she re-abscessed almost as badly. She got over it quicker this time but was just as painful as the last time. I am working with a good vet on this case who has suggested follow up radiographs if it happens again, might be more going on that we couldn't see last time. (Hover for captions)
MOLLY - Draft cross mare, feet improved dramatically with a 4 week cycle + a change in diet (2014-15)
JOURNEY - Morgan cross gelding rescued from auction. (Ongoing - 2018-2019)
First set of photos are from the first day I saw him at the rescue. He was constantly shifting his weight back and forth in obvious pain from THRUSH and potential other pathologies.
Second set of pictures is from his third trim and after a second round of glue on boots. Slowly working the heels back and toes down to keep him comfortable throughout this whole process. At this point, he is barefoot running around his pasture and his owners hope to start trail riding him this spring.
PIPPI - A Morab mare - chronic laminitis caused by Insulin Resistance.
January - October 2013
TUCKER - Dutch Warmblood gelding, total hoof/body rehab 2012-2016. Tucker has been adopted by a wonderful young lady and lives happily in Indiana doing just about anything she asks of him!
Lilli - middle aged quarter horse who has been used hard for summer camps for many years. She developed some low grade side bone, moderate navicular and had very thin soles. For the winter, we opted to go with something that would keep her comfortable in turnout and while ridden lightly. I used felt in an Easycare Glove shell with the back cut out, glued on with Vettec adhere. (Dec. 2017)