|This is not
quite as bad as an earlier diagnosis seemed to indicate - whether some
peripheral calcification has reduced with time, or if there was some error
in the first assessment is unclear. The arrows that I have added point
to the "cloudy" area of new bone growth related to the injury itself.
There is reason to hope that this can be repaired.
The damage is relatively minor, although it is a somewhat pricey job, and
the animal is not experiencing significant discomfort - he only shows lameness
when he over-does it.