I’ve had my chronic lami x-rayed today. He has rotation in both fronts but his pedal bone hasn’t stopped (sinker?) His right fore is worse than his left and the tip of his pedal bone is nipping something between the sole and the pedal bone (lamilar something) which is what is causing the severe pain he is in when walking.
He’s 25 with Cushing’s. Vet said we have a long road ahead, starting with 3 weeks solid box rest on a deep shavings bed to stabilise the foot, then it’s corrective trimming every 4-5 weeks and re-xraying every other trim.
Has anybody had a pony recover from rotation?
How long am I looking at box resting him before he can go out and be a pony again?
Vet wouldn’t/couldn’t give me time frames, I know every horse is different and it depends on how he responds to the treatment but I just wanted a rough estimate. Vet was hopeful and said that he has known horses with worse rotation than mine come right, but it’s not an easy journey, it’s bumpy and their may be days when I question if I’m doing the right thing. I just want him to enjoy his retirement, to be out in his paddock (bare!) and feel the sun on his back again, pain free and lami free.