Pony is a 20 years old mixed breed. He had foundered with severe contracted flexion tendons. X-ray demonstrated both coffin bone rotation and contracted tendons causing Pony to basically stand on the toe only. Owner and vet discussed putting pony to sleep to relieve him of the pain. Lameness score 5.
In approximately 48 hours, Pony has improved dramatically. His lameness score was 2 at the first evaluation. His attitude and performance improved. At 8 week evaluation, he was sound and normal without the need for a second injection or shoeing changes.