A reader alerted me to a web site detailing, in graphic detail, a mare who was bred just one more time after she suffered "dropped pasterns" (aka DSLD) with her third foal. These folks claim two vets told them it was just fine to breed her again. Given the lack of consistent knowledge about DSLD, that is certainly possible, but at some point, one expects common sense would kick in. If a mare develops severe complications during pregnancy, doesn't common sense dictate that you find something else to do with her other than use her as a baby machine? But no! These folks just HAD to breed her to their black and white tobiano just one more time. She had the misfortune to be a tall Thoroughbred and they were trying to add some elegance to their beef cow tobiano halter horse's foals.
They brag they are "dedicated to offering our clients first rate service backed by the latest technological innovations." Perhaps that explains this scenario, which looks like something out of a bad sci fi movie. Do you really think that quilts and wraps can do anything when both tendons have ruptured? I don't think full leg casts could have kept this mare even remotely comfortable.