Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

I finally got the copies of the radiographs of Ramsey's foot that were taken at the hoof clinic.  I haven't had time to finish my next post yet so I am posting these for anyone who is interested.

As you can see in this first film, Ramsey has more than 1/2 an inch of sole under that coffin bone, which is very good.  The front of the hoof wall lines up very nicely with the front of the bone, indicating nice, tight lamina connection.  The hoof looks good.  He does have some sesamoiditis (that is the big knobbly thing at the back of his ankle in the upper portion of the film).  That should be round and smooth, rather than bumpy looking.

In this next film you can see that the bones are aligned pretty well, one atop the other and that the coffin bone is parallel to the ground, indicating good medial/lateral balance.  Looking at the lower left side of the bone, it does appear shorter than the lower right.  That is missing bone from the surgery and gives it a slight appearance of unevenness, but looking at the top of the bone where it joins p2, you can see that it is straight.

And the last still looks like something came along and took a bite out of the bone.


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