I wanted to let you know that we ran into Dr. Hadland this afternoon. What was going to be a short a conversation went into a lengthy one.
I asked him today about the putting shoes on Katie. He explained the following to us both.
In December he attended a week long convention with other Equine Vets. He explained yes, her feet are sore, and initally upon putting the shoes on she will be in discomfort but it does not compromise the hoof. He wants her soles up off the ground. He also stated that each vet has his/her own opinions and the study of Laminitis and its effects on the hoof over the last three years has been very helpful in the individual vet's treatment of said issues.
So since this is his prescribed treatment, then we are going to follow his directions. Additionally, since this is one of the primary things that was discussed during the convention, Dr. Hadland has gladly accepted the opportunity to allow us to video him discussing laminitis its effects and his methods of treatment dependent upon the severity to share with all of you.
Stephanie and Rob