We picked her up this afternoon and Dr H. showed me how to change the bandage. While we waited for the vet I read selections from Equine Podiatry. The description of keratoma fit to a tee.
Some things I remember were that the keratoma can cause the tissue to bump up at the coronet band.
|see how the hair sticks out at the top of this picture|
The keratoma can make the white line deform around the area of the tumor, actually growing inward into the sole area.
|directly below the divet in the hoof wall, the white line bows inward|
|You can see an old abscess hole, grown out about 1.5 inches from the coronet.|
The keratoma can cause chronic abscesses.
|You can see the last abscess hole, the pink tissue at the coronet.|
|Hmmm, doesn't look too bad yet. |
|It actually looked a lot better than I expected. Now, to keep it clean!|
|The cause of much grief.|