Pastern & Coronet
This page contains injuries to the pastern
and coronet of the leg
Case 6
This is a two year old gray gelding that arrived with an 8 day old rope burn on the right
hind angle of pastern.
Treatment 10-6-2000 through 10-18-2000
Case 184
This is a 10 year old Thoroughbred mare, injured in the pasture by dragging barbed wire
across the field, cutting 1 1/2 inches into the pastern on the lateral side of the left front
leg. The distal tarsal joint was penetrated (torn open).
Treatment 2-1-2008 through 6-18-2008
Case 9
This is a three year old Paint Stud that had to be cut out of a steel cattle guard where
he had his foot entangled.  The Heat transfer from the cutting torch to the steel rail
caused second and third degree burns to the under side of the right front leg.
Treatment 10-18-2000 through 12-1-2000
Case 50
This is a four year old paint with a laceration at the bulb of the heel at a depth that
the nerve and blood vessels were cut on the medial side and the laceration extended
to the coronet band on the lateral side.
Treatment started 12-26-2002
Case 60
This is a 14 year-old quarter horse gelding with a wire cut involving both bulbs of the
heel.  The wire cut was down to the coronet band on the inside of the hoof and
invaded the coffin joint.
Treatment started 10-23-2005
Case 94
This was an $18,000 roping horse that had been injured one month prior to
coming to Step Ahead Farm. The horse was purchased for $1,000 by the new owner
to prevent him from being put to sleep.
Treatment started 1-28-2004
Case 96
This is a riding horse with a laceration penetrating the coffin joint on this horse's front
leg. The laceration was deep enough to penetrate the joint and sever the lateral volar
nerve and accompanying blood supply.
Treatment started 1-7-2004
Case 162
This is a riding horse with a laceration to the top of the bulb of the heel, deep enough to have
severed the tendon and nerve.
Treatment 1-6-2006 through 11-3-2006
Case 173
This horse has four wounds on two legs. The horse injured both rear legs when attempting
to cross a cattle guard.
The right rear leg had an eight inch wound that exposed bone just below the hock and a
laceration on the back of the pastern that severed the both flexor tendons and later
involved the joint. The left rear leg had the extensor tendon totally exposed on both sides
the full length of the cannon bone and a pressure abscess on the back of the pastern.
Treatment 10-24-2006 to 12-1-2006
Case 214
This is a one month old Kentucky Mountain Horse colt with a strangulation wire cut.
This injury includes exposed bone, severed flexor and extensor tendons and exposed
medial volar nerve.
Treatment 4-26-2010 through 6-5-2010
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Case 85
Quarter Horse with a laceration to the extensor tendon.
Treatment started 12-26-2004
Case 237
This is a quarter horse with a 1 1/2 inch deep laceration to the lower pastern and
top of the bulb of the heel involving a severed collateral ligament and severed
volar nerve.
Treatment 11-14-2010 through 1-4-2011
Case 139
Scratches on the back legs