admitted to the Laminitis Clinic in a sorry state. She was very sore on her right
fore. Her owner, Sue, was very upset and worried, she had been told that Hettie
might have to be put down; not an unreasonable prognosis as she was starting to
shed her hoof.
not only foundered downwards but also sideways.
|The top of
the inside wall of her right fore was pressing deeply into the skin above her
coronary band, to such an extent that it was cutting off the blood supply to the
underlying tissues.We removed the constricting top of hoof wall to allow the blood
supply to re-establish and nourish the damaged skin, coronary band and laminae.
The wall below the lesion was removed to prevent any upward pressure on the damaged
tissues and TLC Frog Supports were fitted to both front feet to reduce the strain
on the laminae and improve her comfort.
has been killed it cannot grow straight back as skin and hoof, it has to regenerate
by forming an intermediate tissue, granulation tissue, which is what you can see
in the pictures on the right. The whitish areas are where new horn is forming
as islands within the granulation tissue. These islands of new horn enlarge and
|The foot was
reguarly tubbed to keep the regenerating tissue clean.
|The horny tissue
is gradually replacing the granulation tissue.
fed Laminitis Trust Approved Feeds supplemented with Formula4
With careful nursing she began to heal. At the Laminitis Clinic we tend to see
the most severe cases. When horses lives are at stake we only use products
which consistently give us the best results; TLC Frog Supports and Formula4
is now sound and Sue is starting to have fun riding her around Lancashire.
2008 by email
Just to let you know our great news. My granddaughter has started doing dressage
this year on Hettie and she qualified for the prelim North west Prestige championships
on 29th November then qualified for the supreme championship on 30th November
and to our surprise and delight she won it.
Hettie has come on in leaps and bounds since her terrible experience with Laminitis.
But only for your dedication to dealing with Laminitis I would not be sending
this email today. I will be forever grateful for giving Hettie her life back.
Look out for the post I have sent you a photo of the occasion and hope you will
be as proud of Hettie as we are.
Now, if Formula4
Feet can help
Hettie get back from the mess she was in, imagine what it can do if your horse
just has a few hoof cracks, poor horn quality, collapsed heels or cant hold
shoes for six weeks.
Not only is Formula4
the best hoof supplement available but it also provides over 65 micronutrients
making it the most comprehensive supplement and feed balancer.