Stud hole season has started…. Not just for the eventers though!! This is a horse we had in the forge this week to fit a “hospital plate” shoe to. It had an operation to remove a keratoma (small benign tumor) from its foot. You can see on the X-ray the hole that had been left in the pedal bone as the mass as it gets bigger causes bone re absorption. It’s always a tricky one as the hole is that deep you can see the pedal bone and sensitive inner structures of the foot. Absolute care must be taken to keep the foot clean so there is no infection to the area. The treating vet who had been looking after the horse came too and between us we worked out a plan of action.