Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Frankie update

Frankie goes home this week - he is a French TB ex-racer who arrived following MRI with a diagnosis of DDFT, DSIL and collateral sesamoidean ligament damage.

Although he is only a young horse, he is a completely laid-back TB with perfect manners :-) Unfortunately he does have an under-developed digital cushion, probably originating from the fact that he would have been shod at 2 yrs old. His feet have improved a lot, but aren't as good as they would have been if they had been allowed to fully strengthen before they were shod.

His video footage is up here:

RF June 2010
RF Feb 2010 1 week out of shoes - long toe, split frog
LF (the weaker foot) June 2010
LF Feb 2010 - contracted with weak, split frog
Frankie on arrival in Feb 2010
Frankie June 2010 - note the improved hoof pastern axis as a result of a stronger caudal hoof


cptrayes said...

Is he sound?


Nic Barker said...

Have a look at today's blog ;-)