The foot is growing in well from the abscess. It looks pretty good aside from the gaping hole on the left where the infection was. That is the part of the hoof that never truly grows in because of the missing bone.
If you look really closely at the above photo, you can see that hoof has a very slight twist to it and see that the entire hoof points to the right. That is a reflection of the twist in the fetlock joint above. The foot has adapted to support the limb, but it is always a balancing act to trim this foot and keep all of its little peculiarities in equilibrium. It is doing well though.
I do kick myself about that latest abscess. I usually wrap his foot just as a precaution whenever it gets really muddy, which it was for most of December. I was busy, stressed, distracted by the puppy and I had one of those dumb conversations with myself, you know the one....."the foot is doing well, Ramsey is sound, I don't really need to bother with that do I?"
I don't know about you, but anytime I ask myself that kind of question, the answer is always YES, I damn well DO need to bother. The very fact that I am asking the question should be answer enough.
Which is why I ordered a whole case of elastikon for Christmas.