Chronically foundered Paint pony mare.
Her owner made awesome changes to the mare's diet and lifestyle and as a result - changed her life. She went from laying down
lame to moving around like a normal happy horse in a few months. It would have been even faster but there is always a learning
curve in cases like this, and the mare managed to find some kind of weed to eat in her dry lot paddock that no one else wanted, and
broke out of her stall on another occasion. She's nothing if not a determined girl! ;-) She now gets soaked, low NSC grass
hay and soaked beet pulp with minerals balanced by Dr. Eleanor Kellon. All that's left to do is grow out the old laminitic hoof and she
will be 100% again!
Right front April 2007
Her xray of the right front - rotated, but beautiful sole depth and lots of toe
that can be removed to improve her breakover as well.
After "founder trim", May 2007:
(her heels needed to come down more, but she was still sore in this phase and it was an intensive trim for her to manage at once.
Her movement improved noticeably after the trim with the new, shorter toe)
She is moving like a normal horse, and her owner said she bucked and cantered the other day!
Looking great! :-)
Left hind April 07 and then February 08
Right hind (did not have the original before view of this hoof for some reason?) and then Feb 08
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