The trainer state's the horse has come up lame periodically after racing the past couple months. The yellow line highlights the injury in the Quarter of the Hoof. Let's take a look inside!

This Hoof has had a series of Wall Separations as indicated by the text in the photo. As the Sensitive Laminae separates from the Hoof Horn and sheds the damaged tissue, it generally transitions as follows:

1. The Horn and the Sensitive Laminae separate creating an infectious fluid.

2. This fluid migrates up the Hoof Wall , creating severe lameness

3. The fluid at the Coronary Band abscesses relieving the pressure

Each time the Sensitive Laminae separates from the Horn it sheds a layer of Laminae in the injured area. This shed layer of Laminae is now between the Sensitive Laminae and the Horn, which I refer to as scar tissue. With proper understanding of this process you can go into an injury and count the layers of scar tissue as they are removed during your evaluation. This injury type traumatized this particular Hoof on three separate occasions. After successfully diagnosing the injury and precisely removing dead tissue this Hoof is ready to be reconstructed.


Once the "Millennium Patch" application technique was applied this horse was back into the excitement successfully performing in 3 days.


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