The Laminar Wedge

is the space in the front of the hoof at the toe, where stretched and torn laminae have caused the coffin bone to rotate away from the hoof wall.   The space between coffin bone and hoof wall has widened at the bottom, relative to the top, and has filled with wound secretion, blood and torn and dead laminae.

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From the Front

The ‘dead’ laminae are black.  

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From the Top

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From the side. The tip of the toe no longer contacts the ground.

(the photos are of both front feet, both of which foundered).

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