Keratoma Surgery

                     Mare was getting abscesses every 2 weeks for a full year. As you can see,                                             somebody dug the distal wall.

                     Mare was getting abscesses every 2 weeks for a full year. As you can see,                                             somebody dug the distal wall.

                        After I opened up (with a Veterinarian present ), I found this Keratoma and an                                infected laminae.

                        After I opened up (with a Veterinarian present ), I found this Keratoma and an                                infected laminae.

                       After removing the Keratoma, I applied this amazing product "Thrush-Off" to                                 heal the wound, laminae and dry out the rest of the tumor.

                       After removing the Keratoma, I applied this amazing product "Thrush-Off" to                                 heal the wound, laminae and dry out the rest of the tumor.

                                       Then I drilled holes to proceed with the stitching.

                                       Then I drilled holes to proceed with the stitching.

                                                              Stitching the hoof

                                                              Stitching the hoof

                                                                  Stitches are on

                                                                  Stitches are on

                           A shoe with 2 heel side clips to avoid any expanding of the hoof

                           A shoe with 2 heel side clips to avoid any expanding of the hoof

                                              My medicine feeding and irrigation tube

                                              My medicine feeding and irrigation tube

                                                    Medicine feeding tube in placed

                                                    Medicine feeding tube in placed

                                                          Equibond patch over it

                                                          Equibond patch over it

                                                              Procedure finished

                                                              Procedure finished

                                            100% sound with new healthy hoof growth

                                            100% sound with new healthy hoof growth

This thoroughbred mare suffered from chronic abscesses due to a Keratoma in the coronary band. She was lame several times throughout the year. I cleaned the cavities with a Dremel tool to healthy tissue. I opened the coronary band and removed the tumor. We used Trush-Off to heal the wound and it did the job amazingly clean and FAST ! 
I laced the hoof together with surgical steel sutures to stabilize the hoof from movement. 
I put a shoe with side clips to help hold the hoof together.
I put a treatment hose to keep in there so the laminae can be still treat it with Thrush-off.
I put a Equibond hot patch mixed with fiberglass fibers to give the mix more strength.
The mare is now 100% sound.