Day 21

I’m a couple of days late with this update, but Mahogany is doing very well.  She’s even using the foot a little bit.  The tissue wound is healing fantastically, and is completely closed up.  The final layer is even beginning to form across the center of the wound.  She’s out in the pasture at will now, and is enjoying activity as she can tolerate it.  Of course, as these things go, there is a new concern.  Now that the tissue wound is healing and is no longer distracting me, I can see that there is damage to the top of the hoof.  I’ll give things a bit of time to heal and then call my farrier.  I think she’ll be able to grow it out in much the same way that we can grow out damage to a fingernail.  The difference, of course, is that we don’t put several hundred pounds of pressure on our fingernails with every step.  So, the farrier may have to help.  We’ll see what he says.  In the meantime, things are still looking good.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the positive progress continues.

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