Two Year Old Filly Lola
These feet are from a two year old filly that is at an Appaloosa breeding barn that employs my services. She was brought in for a regular trim and we noticed that she had severe bruising just below the coronary band. My initial thoughts were that she had some severe tearing of the laminiae inside of her foot on that area but what caused it remained a mystery. The bruising was only on her rears and not her fronts which made it even more strange. She had bulging at the coronary band which you can see in the photos and there is also an angle change at the point of the bruising. There was heat at the point of bruising but not above or below that point. After consulting with a few fellow trimmers, it was determined that she had had a reaction to a drug, Lutalyse, which is used to cause abortion in mares. Apparently, there was a yearling colt that had got loose with a few of the 2 year old fillies and had attempted to breed them. To sway any unauthorized breeding, the management administered the lutalyse to keep the fillies from taking just in case the colt was producing. This particular filly had a reaction to that drug. I'll keep you updated on her condition. She showed no lameness before or after her trimming but the bruising had obviously made it's way down all the way into the heel area and the white line as can be seen in the photos.
New photos taken are after 5 weeks. The bruise has dropped down as her feet have grown. There is an area that when it grows out will more than likely break off.
More photos from 5 more weeks. It's all just about to be grown out.