As quite a few on here know I lost my beloved Kenoath on the 7th of April this year due to laminitis and demineralisation of the pedal bone. I've been thinking about it lately and thought that some may find it interesting/educational to see the x-rays that revealed all so here they are. I will do my best to describe what the vet saw in each of the images. This is the off fore foot, the one that caused us the most problems. If you have a look down the front of the pedal bone you'll see that it's not exactly smooth and there's a bit of fuzzy looking bone. This is not good and indicates a recurring infection sort of thing happening hence the whopper of an abscess that he had developed. You will also notice that it's not exactly parallel with the wall of the hoof which means that it has rotated. Now a rotated pedal bone can be fixed however the next image shows why he was put to sleep.... Front view of the off fore. The fact that it looks like coral and there's no visible 'v' shape at the front shows that the pedal bone is breaking down aka demineralising. This is why it would have been pointless to try to save him and 'realign' the pedal bone. If his foot wasn't breaking down then yeah we would have had a chance. Near fore. Looks a hell of a lot better than the off fore but there's still slight rotation there. Again looks a lot better than the other foot but it's still in the process of breaking down/demineralising. The 'v' that wasn't visible on the other foot is visible here. Think that's about it. Any questions feel free to ask, any criticisms take them elsewhere. I put this up for educational purposes. The horse is dead so any 'you could have done this' type comments would be in vane and won't change what is. ETA: I will say this though as a warning, treat seedy toe very seriously and get on top of it as soon as it's detected because I think that may have been a contributing factor here.