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Lavinia Request for Mark Ups Please


lynnc66
 

Hi Lavinia, my farrier is coming April 7 and I'm hoping to have mark ups for him. I've posted Bella's new x-rays, which were taken last week. If you need anything else, please let me know.
 
Thank you so much.
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Lynn Cox
Kern County, CA

May, 2007 

Bella Case History   https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Lynn%20and%20Bella
Destiny Case History  https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Lynn%20and%20Destiny  .
Photos, Bella, Destiny, Zoe, Pip   
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=247665  





Lavinia Fiscaletti
 

Hi Lynn,

Thanks for the heads-up. I'm going to need a full set of hoof photos to mark-up (all four feet, please):

https://ecir.groups.io/g/main/wiki/1472

Just let me know when they are posted.

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Lavinia, George Too, Calvin (PPID) and Dinky (PPID/IR)
Nappi, George and Dante Over the Bridge
Jan 05, RI
Moderator ECIR


lynnc66
 

Hi Lavinia,

The full set of hoof photos to mark up are posted now. If you need anything additional, please let me know.

Thank you!  
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Lynn Cox
Kern County, CA

May, 2007 

Bella Case History   https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Lynn%20and%20Bella
Destiny Case History  https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Lynn%20and%20Destiny  .
Photos, Bella, Destiny, Zoe, Pip   
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=247665  





Lavinia Fiscaletti
 

Hi Lynn,

Thanks for the heads-up.

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Lavinia, George Too, Calvin (PPID) and Dinky (PPID/IR)
Nappi, George and Dante Over the Bridge
Jan 05, RI
Moderator ECIR


Lavinia Fiscaletti
 

Hi Lynn,

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

https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=247665

What an adorable little girl. Really hard not to spoil them when they're that cute.

Nice job on the photos - thank-you. The trim is pretty good, there is just too much foot overall, even taking into account the sinking - which unfortunately, is common in minis. Although not the way you want to maintain, it does leave you with plenty of material to work with to get the trim tweaked in the few areas that need it. All the feet require virtually the same corrections, with only minor differences. The radiographs confirm the heels can come down a bit, but not a huge amount. Toes need to be backed up and the overall vertical height of the hoof capsules is much too long. When the toes get shortened, most of the wall separation that is noted on the rads will be gone. Medio-lateral balance is good. Need to be careful not to allow the the feet to get smaller in circumference as you move from the coronary band down to the ground as this creates an inverted pyramid shape. Easy to do on these small feet, esp. when they get overly long and you are trying not to allow flaring.

RF dorsal composite: On the rad, below the blue line is all the excess vertical height. Yellow line runs thru the foramen, which should be level. Red line is level.The leg is tilting a bit to the outside, and it appears that the medial side is a tad too long as both sides of the foot are in ground contact. Lime line runs between the same two points on the coronary band and lines up with the angle of the yellow line.
On the photo side, the blue line and Xs correspond to the ones on the rad.

RF lateral composite: Pink line follows the bony column alignment (which is good ) to the ground where the breakover should be.There shouldn't be any hoof capsule in ground contact beyond this point. Blue lines and Xs are where the hoof should end. Green line highlights the slight dishing of the dorsal hoof wall, which is the capsular rotation. Red arrow points to the wall separation that is present - you can see most of that will be gone once the excess toe length and vertical height are removed. Yellow line 1 runs thru the coronary band, while #2 points to the extensor process. The distance between them denotes the amount of sinking.
On the photos, the blue line and Xs correspond to those on the rad = the excess toe and vertical height that can be removed. Slightly more height needs to come off at the heels as in the toe area.

RF sole plane: Blue lines are at about the level where the foot should end. Measure both collateral groove depths on each foot at their deepest point. It can be a tight fit on a mini to get to the bottom - a flat blade screwdriver can help if you mark the depth on the blade with a sharpie. You want those to be no more than 2.5cm (1"). Then measure the CG depth near the true tip of the frog, where you're looking for 1.9cm (3/4"). That is going to be about 1/3 the distance from where the actual frog tip is now as that has stretched forward quite a bit. Have a read here for more info:

https://www.hoofrehab.com/HeelHeight.html

RF sole: Blue line and Xs correspond to the same as on the rads and previous photos = excess horizontal toe length.

LF dorsal composite: Blue is again the excess vertical height available for removal. The medio-lateral balance appears to be OK. Note that the lateral side of the coffin bone has demineralized some, so is thinner than the medial side. This will mean that when you measure the collateral grooves, the lateral one will need to remain a bit deeper than the medial one to maintain the overall medio-lateral balance. More info here:
On the photo, the blue line corresponds to the blue line on the rad.
https://www.hoofrehab.com/Balance.html

https://www.hoofrehab.com/HorsesSole.html

On the photo, the blue line corresponds to the blue line on the rad.

LF lateral composite: Same general idea as for the RF, except that there is a bit more bony column rotation, so the heels need to be lowered a bit more. This will adjust itself if you measure collateral groove depths.

LF sole plane: Again, blue lines are about where the heels will need to drop down to.

LF sole: Blue line and Xs correspond to the ones on the rads.

RH dorsal: The green lines outline the actual walls of the hoof capsule. Note that the entire foot is starting to curl slightly laterally. The walls are also subtly narrower at the bottom of the hoof capsule than at the top - lime arrows indicate that the bottom of the foot needs to be allowed to be wider. This doesn't mean flared, just naturally at least the same width that it is at the coronary band. Blue is the excess hoof length.

RH lateral: Same discussion as for the fronts. The entire foot has run forward and needs to be encouraged to stand back up under the bony column. Just removing the excess length is going to start that process.

RH sole plane: Blue lines are about where the heels need to be lowered to.

RH sole: Same discussion as the fronts, with the blue line where the toe needs to come back to.

LH lateral: See other three laterals.

LH sole plane: Same as other three.

LH sole: Same as other three.

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Lavinia, George Too, Calvin (PPID) and Dinky (PPID/IR)
Nappi, George and Dante Over the Bridge
Jan 05, RI
Moderator ECIR


lynnc66
 

Hi Lavinia,
 
Thank you so much!
 
One question please, are these changes something the farrier would do gradually over time, or all at once?  This is a new farrier, he's been here twice, and I think he can continue to come once a month.
 
We are very lucky to have you, and thank you for all you do.
 
Blessings,
Lynn Cox
 
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Lynn Cox
Kern County, CA

May, 2007 

Bella Case History   https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Lynn%20and%20Bella
Destiny Case History  https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Lynn%20and%20Destiny  .
Photos, Bella, Destiny, Zoe, Pip   
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=247665  





Lavinia Fiscaletti
 

Hi Lynn,

It's all pretty basic changes, so could easily be done in one trim. At most, two should do it.

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Lavinia, George Too, Calvin (PPID) and Dinky (PPID/IR)
Nappi, George and Dante Over the Bridge
Jan 05, RI
Moderator ECIR