Lindsay Cotterell DAEP, Dip.IAZ

CHRONIC WALL AND GOLDEN LINE FUNGAL INFECTION

CHRONIC WALL AND GOLDEN LINE FUNGAL INFECTION LEADING TO EXTENSIVE LOSS AND DETERIORATON OF HOOF WALL STRUCTURE.  STOCKHOLM TAR USED TO TRY AND PREVENT FURTHER LOSS OF WALL WHICH HAS TRAPPED INFECTION WITHIN HORN TUBULES EXACERBATING CONDITION.    

 

THIS HORSE HAS NOT BEEN RIDDEN FOR APPROX 18 MONTHS DUE TO INTERMITTANT LAMENESS AND INABILITY TO KEEP SHOES ON LONGER THAN 3 WEEKS

 

ALL HOOVES CONTRACTED AND UNDER-RUN.  WEAK INTERNAL ARCH APPARTUS LEADING TO BRUISING OF SOFT INTERNAL TISSUE INDICATED BY REACTION TO MANIPULATION OF UNGULAR CARTILAGES AND TUBULE ORIENTATION.

 

SPECTRUM OF USABILITY SCORE - 2

 

TREATMENT:  

Extensive course of Clean Traxing

Poly Flex Wraps to promote rapid growth

Progressive exercise program initiated using 'SOS' Therapeutic Hoof Pads

Change to absorbant bedding material

Daily treatment regime using Spectrasan and 'Hoof Stuff' from Red Horse Products

 

RETURN TO HEALTH TOOK APPROX 6 MONTHS.  THIS HORSE HAS RETURNED TO CONSISTENT AND ON-GOING RIDDEN WORK WITHOUT THE NEED FOR HOOF BOOTS AND CLEAN TRAXED TWICE A YEAR RECOMMENDED AS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE                             

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SHOES REMOVED REVEALING FULL EXTENT OF FUNGAL INFECTION AND DETERIORATION OF STRUCTURES OF ALL HOOVES

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FOUR SETS OF POLY FLEX WRAPS AND FOUR MONTHS LATER

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