Tuesday, 7 November 2017

New boy Brandy

Our second new arrival Brandy has come here following a diagnosis on MRI of DDFT and navicular bone damage resulting in right front lameness. This first appeared in April 2016 and has psersisted despite surgery, rest and remedial farriery; more recently has been medicated with corticosteroids and hyaluronic acid.

They aren't the worst feet in the world by any stretch of the imagination but he is landing toe first, intermittently flat, on both so there is clearly work to be done in improving his palmar hoof health.
The left seems to be his better foot, as you'd expect from the diagnostic findings, but the digital cushion is under-developed.

This foot is more upright which is typical when there has been a long term lameness.
Although his frogs are weak there are no splits which should be in his favour as he starts to develop a stronger foot.
Brandy's footage is here: https://vimeo.com/241668838

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