The new vet and her crew were super nice. Lilly was an excellent patient and stood completely still on two blocks with her hooves spread apart quite a bit... I was surprised, especially since her long lost boyfriend is back at the farm and he was screaming for her throughout the entire process. Good girl, Lilly! :)
So that you can form your own opinion first, I'll tell you what she said about the x-rays after the images. She took a bunch of notes while doing the x-rays, which were only coherent to her, so she's going to write them up so they make sense and send them to me. For now, I'm going off memory...
So, in general, she said the x-rays looked good... thin soles, yes, but she was happy with everything else. If you'll recall the heel shots I've been taking, Lilly was loading the medial sides of her hooves and her pastern bones leaned to the inside. The DP x-rays were taken to evaluate that issue, but those only showed slight issues as well.
After chatting for a while about the hooves and the rotation, we think this probably showed up at some point during Lilly's rehab. It could have been when she first tore her ligament, or it could have happened during one of the abscesses she had. Either from removing the wedge pads or when she ripped her shoe off (and half of her hoof).
She did comment that she thinks Lilly is about 100 pounds overweight and that certainly won't help matters. The problem there is that she isn't eating anything as it is. She gets minimal amounts of hay because she wastes it, preferring pasture to hay, and she's only getting about 2 lbs of alfalfa pellets per day. That's fed mostly for the protein benefits, but also as a means of getting the vitamin supplement into her belly. She suggested a grazing muzzle, but I'm not sure I'm ready to go there yet.
These images are on their way to my trimmer, so I'm looking forward to what she has to say about them. Hopefully I can get the other images soon to send as well. She'll be out next Wednesday to trim.