These are a few recent cases who underwent surgery with Jessica Kidd. More to follow!
This retired showjumper was presented via his farrier who was concerned over recurrent foot abscesses and an abnormal white line on the sole of the foot. This prompted radiographs which showed two areas in the pedal bone which had been "eaten away" by pressure from an adjacent structure. The radiographs were suggestive of a benign growth of keratin called a "keratoma", but what was very unusual was that there seemed to be two. An MRI was performed at The University of Bristol's vet school to get and idea of the tissues involved and how large these masses were in three dimesions. Using the information from the MRI, surgery proceeded under general anaesthesia and all abnormal tissue was removed from both sites. The tissues were sent to a pathologist who confirmed them to be keratomas. The outlook for these cases is very good, as long as all of the keratoma(s) is removed at surgery. The horse is now in a hospital plate shoe while the solar surface of his foot heals completely.