New Radiographs added

Dawn Hernandez

New radiographs were taken today of Dalli's RF & LF. Vet and Farrier worked together on this visit.
Looking for reviews and also any helpful information regarding Soft Ride boots.

Dawn Marie & Dalli
Eliot, ME

Sherry Morse

Was there trimming done based on these x-rays?  If so would you be able to post pictures following the guidelines at, being sure to either trim the hair or use a wrap/pantyhose to pull it up out of the way so the coronary band is visible.  My short comments are both toes are still too long in these images and that includes the one that was taken after some trimming was done on the right front.

Lavinia Fiscaletti

Hi Dawn,

Agree with Sherry's assessment. Toes are still too far out ahead of where they need to be. LF heel is slightly too low which is making the HPA broken back. Significant sinking present in both but sole depth is borderline OK, although with nothing to spare. RF has extensive arthritic changes and bone remodeling along with complete fusion of P2 and P3. LF also showing some arthritic changes.

Soft Ride boots are a good rehab type boot with a supportive, elastomeric gel insert. The pads have a raised frog support and are wedge-shaped, which can be helpful or not depending on individual circumstances. The frog support can be shaved off and the pads cut level for horses who do not need wedging and/or who cannot tolerate the frog pressure they provide. Based on the rads, Dalli doesn't need the wedge but might appreciate the overall support the pads can provide once they are adjusted for his situation.

Would be helpful to see a full set of hoof pix as well.

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