Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Mrs Hoggitt

 These feet belong to our latest arrival, an Irish bred mare with the fantastic name of Mrs Hoggitt.
She has fairly strong feet but a relatively weak frog compared with what you would expect from her build and conformation.
She was diagnosed on MRI with collateral ligament damage, coffin joint arthritis and navicular bone deterioration on the left front and its on this foot of course that she is lamer (and landing toe first). 
Mrs H has been out of shoes for 6 months but out of work. Nevertheless you can see the beginning of a better angle of hoof growth, which time-wise coincides with when she was put onto a good mineral supplement. 
As ever, the proof of the pudding will be in the next set of photos when we will hope to see some good changes. 

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