Thursday, 13 November 2014

Goofy's 2 week update

Its a bit early for Goofy's update but since Ernie had his yesterday its only fair for Lindsay to get a set of Goofy photos as well. He has a central sulcus split on his LF which, like Ernie's, will take time to resolve. 
Because he has had surgery and was on box rest before he arrived here we have been only slowly increasing the amount of his movement and exercise. He is now turned out daily on the tracks and is walking out in hand and as this hasn't caused him any setbacks so far, we cam start to build that up.
Its too early really to see significant changes in his hooves, especially as his mileage has been limited, but there are signs that he is using his palmar hoof more as the digital cushion and frog are better in the lower, most recent photos. 

Again, not dramatic changes but a shortening toe and better palmar hoof profile. 

A harder-working frog and more supportive heel is of course what we want to see.

Although the changes are modest they are heading in the right direction, as Goofy's footage shows. 
Goofy from Nic Barker on Vimeo.

Apologies, by the way, for the footage not being shot in the same place but it was so dark in the barn that even with the lights on and halogen spots it was too dark for the camera couldn't record in slow motion inside...


Jobioskop said...

What's your treatment and timescale for the frog? My horse's frog seems to be didisappearing.

Nic Barker said...

The photos were taken 2 weeks apart. Stimulus is crucial for frog development.