By GEVA on January 1, 2010 in Horses
1994 Dark Bay Thoroughbred Gelding
“Dissy” came to the farm with a known broken knee and unknown osteomylitis in both front coffin bones. He also foundered and it was recommended that he be euthanized. However, Diane Isbell, DVM, who specializes in laminitis and hoof problems performed a “distal limb perfusion” on both front feet, stating his prognosis was poor. “Dissy” was an excellent patient and defied the odds. Although not 100% sound, on most days he is close to it and even has new bone growth in both coffin bones. Dissy has been retired.