So, I have Laz back on grazing
Yikes, I know.
BUT...I needed to try it out to see how he would take to it before moving him.
So far, so great.
I have my trimmer coming out Monday so I want her opinion obviously on how she thinks his feet look.
He's been grazing for about 4 weeks now. When his test came back as non IR, I listened to Bowker who thought I could get him grazing again. (who also felt he would not be IR as did my vet)
It's just so good for them IF they can handle it. The constant eating, feeding their internal instinct TO graze and move about. I hope it works out.
So, what caused his footiness back in May?
We think it was from the false sole hiding (still hiding) old abscesses that weren't able to come out. Seedy toe from poor wall structure due to deformed hoof from his laminitis. Again, his laminitis was from assumed Potomac, so quite different from some other metabolic issues.
We think it was coincidence that it was around spring time grass time. More to do with wet grounds and trimming the toe back leaving the seedy area open and me not knowing to zap it with White Lighting. But, I'm armed with a muzzle in case I need to control it again AND the knowledge of what a seedy toe looks like and what to do for it.
OR, the other reason could be some bone infection going on from the lamina changes that happened in his hoof from original rotation. This is still a strong thought....so there may be some new methods to his trimming coming up. Stay tuned...
|Older Picture but shows seedy toe exposed from May-July|
|Note the drizzly line from seedy toe to coffin bone, that may be infection|
|Xray shot front view on the elfkin flare of coffin bone|
An older post by Lucy at Barefoot Horse Blog, but a GOODIE about footiness
Feet are the source of what is going on in the body..I have to constantly remember that and not dismiss little signs that turn into BIG ones.
The hooves are a barometer of what is going on internally and it's up to us to figure out what that is.
Oh and to prove that I'm TRYING to learn... my trimmer armed me with a rasp to continue to bevel and roll his walls while she was at OSNHC clinic. I'm trying but jesus am I scared to make Laz sore. Truth be told, I do it so lightly and meekishly that I think I'm fine.
|This morning BEFORE, a little chipping on his lateral wall on his club foot (RF)|
|After my clean up...eeeeks! I hope I don't get an F|
|And the weather has been so perfect lately for riding!|