Re: Lavinia : new hoof pics after trim farrier back Monday

Lori Ricigliano

Thank you 
I did get her trimmed & we found an active absess at the toe on her right front which we could open by squaring the front of her hoof . It surprises me she stands more on her right than her left front - her left front seems to cause more pain to her but her right front has the active absess ? The left front was dry . 

 We lowered the heels a bit on both & put her back in her cloud boots. She seemed a bit more comfortable & stood quite a bit before laying down . She was active eating - she can be fussy with her supplements though . 

I have gotten the jiaogulan so I will try that . The mare has gone from 2gr bute am & pm to now 1gram am per day & am trying to get her off that . 

I worry about the epson soaks as I don’t want to soften her sole or hoof too much - don’t want to get solar penetration- you can see in her files her coffin bone esp the right has a pretty severe angle . Thoughts ? 

Thank you 

On Aug 23, 2022, at 9:21 AM, Kirsten Rasmussen <kirstenrasmussen3@...> wrote:

Hi Lori, 

Sorry, not Lavinia.  Did she have a trim yesterday and did she feel better after again?   It really looks to me like your poor girl has had a lot of abscessing and possibly another waiting to exit at the coronary band on her LF.  The best thing you can do is encourage those abscesses to blow even though it is very painful.  The usual poulticing and Epsom soaks might help.

She should also be on the herb jiaogulan to increase circulation in her hooves to help with that.  Mad Barn and My Best Horse both sell it.  The NSAIDS block it's effects but since you are weaning her off them the jiaogulan should help.  Give 1 tsp 2x a day 20 min before a meal.  Her gums should turn noticeably pinker; if they don't, increase the dose by 1/2 tsp increments until you see an effect.

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