I think she may have a stone bruise, but I also suspect that she's just got some overall sensitivity in her feet - both feet seemed uncomfortable on the concrete when barefoot. She's got paper-thin soles, and it may be that she's somewhat insulin-resistant - she gains weight easily and can become cresty. She's on a chromium/selenium/vitamin E/magnesium supplement for that, but it may be that she needs a bit more. No sign of true laminitis, however, which is good, but I'll be keeping a close eye on her.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Maisie (and Dawn) got their feet trimmed and reshod (fronts only) this afternoon, and Noble had his trim. Noble and Dawn were uneventful, as usual. Maisie had walked out this morning a bit better (bute last night and this morning) and also walked in pretty well. After her shoes were removed, it became apparent pretty quickly that she was uncomfortable standing in bare feet on the concrete floor - lots of weight shifting and an unhappy face. So we moved outside on the grass so she could stand more comfortably. She was actually pretty cooperative. The farrier found no evidence of an abscess. She has a history of being dreadful with farriers, dating to her old chiropractic problems, but is much better now. She was able to deal with it - some occasions, while he was working on a front foot, of leaning back and using her head and neck and my body weight as a counterbalance. We got the job done, and she went back in the paddock with Dawn (who'd been screaming to her the whole time).