Pink has been wearing her glue-on Sigafoos shoe for 5 weeks. I started noticing a little crack heading towards the coronet band that was flexing as she picked up her foot.
Yesterday I hauled her down to Dr. Hansen so that the shoe could be re-set and he could check her progress.
When the shoe was pulled off the crack was still completely solid from the patch to bottom of her foot. The shoe itself was still very solid and still attatched to her foot. Likewise the patch appears to be solid.
So, the question is "Why is it splitting up above the patch?" The patch can't physically be placed any higher than it is. We decided to trim her up, as she had grown quite a bit of toe in the five weeks, and reset another glue-on.
The Dr. is going to contact some other vets that specialize in treating hoof problems, as well as the vet that came up with these special shoes to see if there is anything else we can do to help this start healing better. Unfortunately the way the horses foot is designed it is almost impossible to keep it from flexing as they move around.
It may simply be a waiting game. I am continuing to keep the coronet soft with Neosporin or Corona and she is still on turn-out.
Here are some pictures of our latest hoof trials.