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