30 days: Photo of foot one month after surgery and derotation or repositioning of coffin bone parallel to ground surface; Photo of bottom of same foot showing coffin bone (P3) protruding through sole of foot.
90 Days: Three months post-op showing hoof growth has reached heel bearing surface; Photo of bottom of same foot showing scar tissue at toe where exposed bone had been 3 months ago.
180 Days: Photo of foot 6 months post-op showing bearing surface has reached quarters of hoof i.e. New growth is bearing weight to the quarters; Photo of bottom of same foot showing new growth at sole. Open wound completely healed.
45 Days: Photo showing same foot 45 days post-op, derotation and coronary band separation (note new growth at coronary band).
75 Days: Hoof separation 75 days post-op (note healing tissue of coronary band); Photo of same foot showing loss of old hoof tissue. Separation severe enough to allow scissors to be inserted between hoof wall and separated lamina.
14 Mo: Same hoof 14 months post-op; Note: Hoof wall integrity has been restored.
BEFORE: Day of surgery - note chronic pain stance (hind feet tucked under relieving the weight on the front feet).
AFTER: Six weeks post-surgery
Day 1: Photo of feet the day of surgery. After surgery, before derotation. Note the imbalance and damage of hoof capsules.
90 Days: Photo of left hoof three months post surgery. Note balanced and healthy hoof capsule; Photo of left hoof three months post surgery. Showing balanced hoof capsule and new hoof growth to heels.
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!