Friday, July 10, 2009

Meet Athena

Athena is an 18 year old Paso Fino. She is staying with a friend for awhile. She has some potentially serious issues. The vet appointment is at 9:15 on Monday. Meanwhile I am slowly working on each hoof, trying to make her more comfortable. She can only tolerate holding each foot up for about a minute. I am worried that she may be showing signs of DSLD (Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis). She has severe forward flares, dropped soles, and very dropped pasterns. She is also a sweet, sweet girl.

Here is the link to a very comprehensive blog - My Horse has DSLS/ESPA. The blogger did a great job providing a comprehesive resource base.


Grey Horse Matters said...

I hope Athena is going to be alright. She seems like a very sweet girl.

Anonymous said...

Check out the My Horse has DSLD-ESPA blog.

It has several links in the right hand column which should help, including a link to the Yahoo Support Group!

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Pretty girl. DSLD seems to be something that turns up often in Pasos. There are some great treatments out there that can help. Nice you are helping her owner out with hoof trims. Do they cold hose her, that will help reduce some of the swelling which will help relieve some of the pain in that joint.