CASE 4: Arabian Mare, 12 Yrs Old -- Acute Grade IV Laminitic Event


case_arabian_1This mare presented in severe pain; The left fore sole was open and the bone exposed; The right fore hoof was sinking.






Day 1: Condition of left fore sole at time of surgery; Note exposed bone (arrow).





30 days post-surgery. Note new growth (arrows).




Day 90: Although sinking had occurred with complete    loss of hoof capsule, circulatory collapse was not fatal.





At 120 days the mare has new soles, heels and quarters.                                                                                     



 At 6 months, the mare was sound with new hoof tissue.



Day 180: The mare is ready to return home!

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