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  1. #1
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    Default Anyone have any experience with Dr. Stephen O'Grady?

    Looking for any experiences with Dr. Stephen O'Grady of www.equinepodiatry.com

    Thanks!



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    I think I have seen him at nearly every national farrier education event I've attended over the past decade.

    I've shared a dinner table with him and other vets and farriers a few times.

    I've picked his brain over the phone a time or two on some off-the-wall cases.

    I like his sense of humor.

    That's about all the experience I have with him.

    Hope that helped.



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    DQonaDraft in gray

    Looking for any experiences with Dr. Stephen O'Grady of www.equinepodiatry.com

    Thanks!


    I helped Dr. O'Grady and Jason Maki, CJF, teach a hands-on class to vet students at Texas A&M a few years back. Doc is a helluva nice fellow who stays on top of the research and really knows his stuff.
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    Tom Stovall, CJF
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    He vetted a horse I sold in 2009. He seemed like a nice guy, if a bit quirky about a few things.
    Cherry Blossom Farm - Show & Field Hunters, Side Saddles



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    Thanks...I am thinking about having him consult on my barefoot horse's lameness case. My vet isn't the most, shall we say, up to date on current farrier practices and recommended bar shoes with wedges. He couldn't really tell me why, so I am skeptical that is his "go to" solution.

    Just want to make sure I am doing the right thing for her.



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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/65683024@N03/

    Here are her xrays if anyone wants to look. Extensive sidebone on the left front and bilateral calcification/bone spurs on the extensor process of P3.



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    He responded quickly when I really needed help.

    I felt his fees/charges were very reasonable.

    I think he made the difference in my horse's recovery.



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    I won't comment on Dr O'Grady except to say we have met and have had some discussions, mostly on the internet.
    Seeing the radiographs, I have to agree that you need a second opinion . This horse may absolutely HATE a wedge, given the calcifucation on te extensor process. Wedging him will add tension in the extensor tendon at that damaged attachment, and wil also shove it closrt into te proximal dorsal hoof wall. (smash it against the front of the foot) So the calcification on the extensor process is likely going to be made more painful if you add a wedge.
    As well most sidebone does best with :
    1)someting to reduce concussion,
    2)something to ease break over ALL AROUND the foot,
    3)and a perfectly balanced foot medial laterally.
    A 'bar shoe and wedge pad' is not likely going to cut it.
    I also would do some exerimental "leverage testing" on the foot before shoeing to let the horse say what is most comfortable before designing the shoeing package.
    Patty Stiller CNBBT,CNBF,CLS, CE
    Natural Balance Certified Lameness Specialist ,instructor.
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    don't know dr ogrady but - def get a second opinion of some variety. prob need to block the coffin joint and the pastern joint to even begin to determine the source of lameness.



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    Patty..that is EXACTLY what I thought. She is barefoot now and has been her whole life. I'm not opposed to therapeutic shoeing if needed, but I defintely think a wedge would just add more tension to the extensor process.

    Is there anything that helps calcification of the extensor process? I know its not curable, but is there something that can help with functionality?

    Her sidebone is quite extensive on the left and is visible above the coronet band.



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