Dapper Dan's Success Story
Laminitis threatens 30+-year-old Quarter Horse gelding Dapper Dan had never taken a bad step in all his years with Caroline Jenney. Then last summer he developed laminitis associated with metabolic challenges. His condition became dire when he sank in both front feet. A prolapsed sole occurred in his right front foot, then later in the left.
Working closely with his veterinarian and owner, we began a strategy of treatment to try to save Dapper from having to be put down. The heart bar shoes and pads that he had on were removed and his feet trimmed to reduce stress at the toe and allow more support toward the back of his foot. Hoof boots (both Soft-Rides and Old Mac G2) were used to protect his feet.
Regular trimming was done approximately every 3-4 weeks. His owner treated his feet on a daily basis – cleaning the feet and boots, applying either Sore-No-More Sugardine or raw honey to exposed soft tissue to encourage drying and rapid wound healing.
Dapper has slowly but steadily improved and grown new hoof that is reattached. He walks freely and happily around the farm grounds during the day and rests in his stall at night.