Thursday, 22 May 2014

Clementina's 8 week update

Again a slightly belated update for Clementina, who arrived here on 19th March but as she has now been here 8 weeks its more than time. 
Clementina had been out of shoes for several months before she arrived here and had moved from a toe first to a flat/intermittently heel first landing. As you can see from her initial photos, she had a lot of distortion in her bars, heels and sole and a long toe which is desperate to shorten.
In her more recent photos, taken a few days ago, her frogs, bars and heels are stronger and her toe is shortening though it will improve further as her new hoof capsule grows in. 
Lateral shots show a shorter toe and a better digital cushion but her heels are still very under-run and it will take several more months before her heels are fully supportive.
These aren't the best caudal shots but again they give you a sense of how the palmar hoof is building up.
The biggest changes are in the depth of the frog and the strength of the digital cushion - Clementina has a way to go but she is heading in the right direction.

More of the same on the right front so I will leave you to draw your own conclusions from the changes which are happening in these photos.

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