We're happy to report NK's ultrasound revealed very healthy tendons, conclusively dispelling fears of DSLD. The dropped pasterns she's displayed since the time of rescue, were of enough concern, that we felt it was essential to rule out.
Even with her full set of shoes, and healthy ultrasounds, NK has some lingering right hind lameness. At this stage, rather than explore with further diagnostics, a careful program of conditioning will begin, to see if it's merely just a symptom of her extreme muscle atrophy.
Never Kneeling had an unfortunate start to life, and though she will never be an elite athlete, she can be given every chance to develop into a healthy, happy equine "good citizen."
Now, this little girl needs to gain fat, muscle, and some trust in the human race. All in due time!
We've created a GoFundMe page, in hopes of reaching our goal of paying off this month's farrier bill! To be able to continue our rescue efforts, the "after auction" portion of rescue is a crucial time for rehabilitating these horses. Please donate and help us with such an important cost of rescue!
To help, please go to http://www.gofundme.com/8lvycc