Lavinia - request for mark-ups for Cayuse


 

Hi, Lavinia.
I've posted new hoof photos for Cayuse to go along with the radiographs. I'd appreciate mark-ups for our first post-laminitis trim. My trimmer will be here May 31, which is really soon. I know you're super-busy. Me too. Even your general thoughts and suggestions are always welcome.
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Kirsten Rasmussen
 

Hi Cass,

I have downloaded your hoof photos for Lavinia and she has your deadline noted.  :)

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Lavinia Fiscaletti
 

Hi Cass,

I've added mark-ups to Cayuse's album:

https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=7296

Although her trim needs some tightening up, it isn't horrible. Toes need to come back more - esp. at ground level so that her breakover moves closer to the tip of the frog. Heels are somewhat underrun, but again, nowhere near as badly as many others that we see. Front soles are thin but the hind ones are adequate. Frogs are elongated and atrophied to some degree - fronts more so than the hinds. There are  few areas with some minor wall flaring . Goal is to get the toes backed up to where the bony column needs them to be; make sure she makes heel-first landings when she is moving at any pace faster than a walk- at walk, flat landings are acceptable. There should be no removal of any sole behind the breakover point and no frog trimming except for loose tags. Strive to keep the walls no longer than 1/8" to 1/4" longer than the sole plane unless they are flared or stretched  - in those areas, the walls should be no longer than sole plane and beveled out of weight bearing.

LF dorsal composite: On the radiograph side, the blue line runs thru the foramina, while the lime line is level. The lateral foramen is higher. The blue arrows point to the compressed joint spaces on the lateral side = the lateral side is taller than the medial one. The green line follows the angle of the new growth to the ground. The light blue area is a slight amount of wall flare.
On the photo side, the yellow line follows the coronary band while the pink one is level. The green lines start at the coronary band and run down to the ground following the angel of the new growth. The lateral side is slightly longer/taller, while there is a slight flaring of the medial wall (blue).

LF lateral composite: Pink line follows the bony column alignment and stops where the breakover point should be when there is enough sole depth. There should be not hoof capsule in ground contact beyond this point. Because the sole is thin, the breakover point should be where the blue line meets the current sole depth at ground level. Red line is where the sole depth should be. Green line follows the angle of the new growth down toward the ground - this is only a visual, not a trim line. Solid blue line is where the toe needs to be brought back to, with the blue X being the excess toe. Orange line shows where the heels would be if they weren't somewhat underrun. Note that the green and orange lines run parallel to the pink one. Yellow line #1 runs thru the coronary band, #2 points to the extensor process. The distance between them (CE) denotes the amount of sinking, as they should be overlapping/close together.
On the photo side, the pink, green and orange lines are the same as on the rad. Blue area at the toe corresponds to the blue X.

LF sole plane: Solid blue line running along the lateral side means to lower/bring inward that detached wall to sole plane level and bevel so it's not weight bearing. Blue hashes along the wall in the heels denote taking the walls in the heels out of load bearing, leaving the bars as the weight-bearing structures so that the walls will relax down and back, thereby standing up straighter under the leg. Orange hashes are where there should be rockers added to the backs of the heel buttresses to help mitigate the landing forces so they don't drive the heels forward as forcefully.

LF sole: Solid blue lines in the heels are where to take the walls out of load bearing. Solid blue line at the toe is where to bring the breakover back to, with the blue hashed area taken out of ground contact completely. Yellow hashes run along the tops of the bars that can be taken down almost to sole plane. Orange hashes are where to add rockers to the backs of the heel buttresses. Nothing off the sole or frog.

 RF dorsal: Green line highlights the slight lateral wall flare (blue area). Top yellow line follows the coronary band, while the lower one follows one of the growth rings. Note the consistent, undulating high and low points. The high points correspond to parts of the wall that are longer than adjacent areas at ground level.

RF lateral composite: Same discussion as the LF, except that there is a bit more toe to be taken back..

RF sole: Solid blue line at the toe is where to take it back to, with the blue hashed area being the excess toe length. In the heels, take the walls out of weight bearing, leaving the bars as the supporting structures. Add rockers to the backs of the buttresses at the orange lines. Yellow lines run along the medial bar that can be lowered. Nothing off the sole or frog.

LH lateral rad: Because the fetlock was dropped at the time the view was taken, it distorts the bony column alignment. Again, pink line ends where the breakover needs to be brought back t, with the blue X being the excess toe. Orange line shows where the heels would be if they were more upright and further back under the leg. Blue line along the bottom shows that there is adequate - but no extra - sole depth available to play with, so nothing off the sole.

LH lateral: Blue area corresponds to the blue X on the rad = the excess toe that needs to be removed, esp. at ground level. Orange is again where the heels would be.

LH sole: Same general idea as the fronts.

RH lateral composite: Same idea as the other three. Adequate sole depth but heels are slightly too low relative to the front half of the foot, so need to preserve the current heel height.

RH sole: Back the toe to the solid blue line, bevel under. Nothing off the sole inside of the solid blue line. Walls in the heels out of load bearing. Add rockers to the back so f the heels along the orange lines. Lower crumbling bars close to sole plane level. Again, nothing off the sole or frog.

Use padded boots as needed for comfort. Make sure that there are aggressive bevels added to the treads at the toes 9!0-2) and across the backs of the heels to assist with easing breakovers and landings.

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Thank you, Lavinia, so very much. I know you give up your private time to do this. It's a real gift to Cayuse.
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Lavinia Fiscaletti
 

You're more than welcome, Cass.

Hope Cayuse continues feeling better.

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