Lovely Starling is a 3-year-old female ex racing greyhound in our care, who has been in quite a bit of pain that we are having to manage with the help of her wonderful foster family. She has numerous corns on her pads, which has caused her severe lameness.
Starling has already undergone various conservative treatments from the vets, but sadly none have been effective, so a specialist vet recommended Flexor tenotomy which is which is now the accepted best treatment for corns. This relatively new treatment removes pressure on the pad by cutting and removing a short length of the superficial digital flexor tendon just above the foot. Recovery is rapid and after seven days most greyhounds experience a great improvement in both lameness and demeanour. By eight weeks almost all corns have grown out leaving a normal soft pad, and very unlikely reoccurrence of the corns.
The family of one of our adopted greyhounds who has already had the relatively new surgery say “The surgery did the trick for Bob. Since the small op no more corns have developed which is great for him and means he can walk and run without discomfort. The pad is no longer pressing on the ground.”
We are desperate for Starling to be as pain free as Bob, and need your help. The cost of surgery plus after care equates to around £700 so if you can help contribute to make Starling pain free it would be very much appreciated. Any money received above this amount will be used to treat other hounds with costly medical issues.
You can donate here: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/18417