CASE 5: American Quarterhorse Gelding, 13 Yrs Old -- Chronic Acute Grade IV Laminitis
This middle-aged Quarter Horse was rescued by Cashvan Family Memorial Equine Fund. He was presented to us six months after an acute laminitic bout. He was unable to stand.
Pre-surgery: Condition of legs showing hyperflexion of fetlocks and abrasions of fetlocks.
Post-surgery: Shows correction of fetlock hyperflexion. Capsular derotation complete. The horse is able to stand and walk comfortably.
Pre and Post surgery: The radiograph on the left was taken before surgery and capsular derotation. The radiograph on the right shows the bones of the hoof back in their correct position.
Day 180: The hooves have been returned to normal shape and size, and was ready for adoption.
Ready for a new home.