Foxy Loxy’s Kissing Spine surgery
Foxy Loxy is an eight year-old chestnut roan mare who was voluntarily signed over to our charity as part of a large herd rescue.
In late April Foxy Loxy underwent Kissing Spine surgery to reduce back pain. X rays revealed that seven of her vertebrae were causing her discomfort because the space between them had reduced until they were rubbing against each other. Our vet Richard carried out the surgery which went well. After the surgery, Foxy Loxy was kept on box rest and taken for two short walks a day for exercise. She received regular check-ups and bandage changes, and our staff monitored her food and medication.
We’ve recently reassessed her gait and are pleased that she is looking more comfortable at walk and trot. She is now enjoying longer walks 4-5 times a week and her improvement continues to be monitored.