Meet Millie, a sweet little Thoroughbred mare that presented to us in November 2019 with a severe sand crack of the left fore foot. As seen in the photographs, Millie’s left fore foot was extremely overgrown and the sand crack was severe, making any form of exercise very difficult for her due to the instability of the hoof.
Vet Amber performed a detailed examination of Millie and obtained radiographs of both front feet, to allow further assessment of the severity of the overgrowth seen. The case was then referred to farrier Dan Stern and together a treatment plan was formulated. Millie required months of repeated visits from Dan Stern to debride the sand crack, and stabilise the hoof with specialist shoeing.
After months of hard work and dedication from all parties, we are pleased to say that Millie has made a full recovery and is on to bigger and better things. It just goes to show what can be accomplished when owners, vets and farriers work together as a team!