Mud and seedy toe can lead to abscess and so it did in this case. But every cloud has a silver lining .........
The foot abscessed during the very wet muddy spell we had mid winter and we were dealing with the consequences. The foot had gone somewhat backwards. The last 3 photos in this array are June 2011, the rest are May 2011.
And the warmest of thanks to the owner for letting me share these photos.
Oh and yes, the horse is sound and apparently rather 'forward going' - not bad for a girl in her 20's! :-)
|Long toe scooting forwards|
|Toe crack has extended|
NB semi circular solar split just
above frog apex
|'False' sole lifted from solar toe area|
|Cleaned back to bars|
|Note wall height now 'false' sole exfoliated. New sole is hard|
|Oblique view of partial clean|
|Cleaned and rolled|
|06 11 - Side view compare with 1st photo. |
Note abscess hole
|06 11 - Front view post trim, note reduction in toe crack,|
compare with photo 2
|06 11 - Solar view post trim|