Will there never be an end to the poor lads lameness.....
Some of you may remember he had to have a 'cave' cut into the front of his offside hoof to stop an infection which had got into the separated hoof wall.
Well that has cleared up well, and the last time the farrier came he cut most of what was left of the cave away, and was very pleased with his progress.
Monty's always a bit sore on that foot after trimming, so I up the danilon accordingly, then we had all the dreadful wind and rain, and from the look of the field they really went to town with the charging about and generally playing at being 2 years old again.
He still looked quite footy after a day or so, and I noticed what looked like bruising on the sole, so I had the vet out again today, and he found a small area of sole just to the side of the frog (he's VERY flat footed) that was spongy feeling with a small cut that when opened up revealed some bloody stuff - not pus and it wasn't dried and it wasn't wet, strange looking really.
Vet thinks he landed that foot on a bit of stone which both cut and bruised the sole, and while there's no infection he gave it good antiseptic spray, and did it all up with cotton wool and bandage covered with duck tape.
So I've had to hunt out the old abcess boot to put on, and re do the bandaging once a day for 4 or 5 days, and then see what's going on.
Poor old Monty, he's been lame on and off with one thing and another ever since he came to us last March, bet he wishes he'd never come !!
And he's such a good lad with everything, so good tempered, a real star of a patient, I love him to bits