I'm back blogging after the Christmas break and as always there are lots of updates to come on the rehab horses but first post goes to Louie, a new boy who arrived last Friday.
As you can see, he arrived in shoes but he is slightly unusual. As you probably already know, Most horses come with a "classic" palmar hoof pain diagnosis (which involves either navicular/coffin bone damage or deep flexor tendon/collateral or impart ligament damage).
Louie's diagnosis is slightly different but its still a problem in the back of the hoof - in his case poor frogs with a long-standing central sulcus infection.
As you can see from the caudal shot, its worse in the RF and there are also some mild balance issues which I would like to see improve. He has good strong cob feet though and a delightful attitude to life so now he is out of shoes I hope his feet will change very quickly.
His video is here: https://vimeo.com/115966331 for those who are interested - for some reason Vimeo's embed codes aren't working today but you can view the film directly on their site.
More on Louie soon!