Vaulcluse'20 can nurse and has a new corrective leg brace
VaulcluseMarch 27th, 2020
Vaulcluse and her filly are doing very well at Gainesway Farm. The milk of the mare is clear and healthy for her foal to drink so, her muzzle was removed. Together, they were turned out for a few hours today. Our camera team will be working to relocate/adjust camera location as their new schedule solidifies.
Vaulcluse20 has a contracted tendon in her right hind leg. The farm team at Gainesway has placed a corrective brace on it to assist in stretching it out. Below the video (it does not have sound) shows how the farrier replaces it. He is trying to stretch the tendon by putting a cast on the back of the leg. He is replacing the brace he put on yesterday because each brace is set at a different angle, slowly stretching the tendon to the correct angle. He will then leave a brace on her leg until it gets strong enough to stay at the correct angle on its own which can take 3 or 4 days. The filly is sedated while they put on a new brace. This keeps her still so the brace fits better.
An additional video shares the materials used to build the brace.
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