Barney - ongoing rehab
Arrived September 2021 - Rehabilitation, 20 Y0, EMS and Laminitis
Barney upon arrival in September 2021:
First Hoof Update - January 2022:
Barney has been with us roughly 3 months now for Rehab. He first arrived with boots and pads, and spent a short period of time in our smallest track with the more compromised members of our livery. He is now a member of Herd 2 and will stay with this herd until the end of his Rehab.
He is undergoing his Rehabilitation as we speak so we will update you along the way. As you can see so far, he has had some new growth at the top which has grown in since being with us, at the correct healing angle. We will continue with a barefoot trim, a species appropriate diet and lots of movement to grow the laminitis out. On the image below, you can see the red arrows show event lines where something occurred that then compromised the hoof. This could be a change in diet, environment, medication etc.
Second Hoof Update - February/March 2022:
Body Update - April 2022:
Barney has now lost his fat pads along his bum, shoulders and neck that can be seen in the first arrival photo above. Whilst rehabilitating horses with Laminitis and EMS, we often find they lose their fat pads and then appear quite scrawny with no real muscle. Now he has lost said fat pads, we will work on Barney gaining some healthy weight (fat pad free) on a low sugar, low potassium, high fibre diet whilst he also builds up some muscle as well on track.
Third Hoof Update - May 2022: