Laminitis - Long Term
Missy - Appaloosa - 20+ years old: Missy had a laminitis attack two years ago leading to seriously pathological feet. But despite fairly regularly trimming by a farrier her feet were a complete mess. The hoof wall had lost most of it's connection with the coffin bone and had flared out horribly, causing ongoing mechanical laminitis. After only two trims you can already see how by removing the flares and excess growth the hoof is now able to grow in a tighter connection at the top which will enable the hoof to heal.
She still has a long way to go and likely has bone damage so may never regain completely healthy feet. But she ran and bucked in her field - the first time in years - after that second trim.