Collateral ligament injury in RF?
Vet diagnosed collateral ligament injury in my horse's RF. The horse has been out in pasture and was supposed to trimmed every 4 weeks. Her hoof conformation is bad and she gets contracted heels. They didn't do it, they did it every 8 weeks. Her front feet, esp the right, is now oval.
She does grow high heels. That's why I wanted her feet done every 4 weeks. With that she can keep the heels open much better. SHe's a 10yo qh with cone feet. They get smaller as they grow. RF is also slightly clubby. She has always been barefoot.
I brought the horse home yesterday and had the vet and trimmer over today. Vet recommended stall rest and 20-30 mins of walking every day. Trimmer did her feet.
Xrays are clean but do show a lot of sidebone. Vet didn't think that was causing the lameness. Vet did a block to the right front heel and that stopped the lameness.
THe horse is mostly an easy going trail horse, no heavy riding. SHe did gain a lot of weight while out in pasture, though a lot of that has come off in the last couple of months.
Has anyone had anything similar? How long did it take to heal? I'm hoping once the heels are opened up again and she's back on the 4 week schedule she'll feel better.
This is the first time she's been lame. Any advice or similar circumstances?