"Slippers" for a Clyde

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"Slippers" for a Clyde

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        07-14-2009, 08:58 PM
    "Slippers" for a Clyde

    My Clyde has an absess =[
    I have a davis boot for her but it's too big and the next size down is too small, my vet said something about a slipper but he didn't have one big enough to fit her. Her feet are 8 1/2 (wide) by 9 (long).

    Any suggestions?
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        07-14-2009, 09:06 PM
    I would say do somthing about the absess, like get a vet to help it, and make it go away.
        07-14-2009, 09:10 PM
    I am treating the absess. I would never let a horse go without a vet checking it. She's on antibiotics, bute and a topical treatment all twice a day for it but I need something to help keep it clean so it can heal faster and better.

    Unfortunately they don't just "go away" no matter if it's being treated by a vet or not, it'll take well over a month for her to be fully sound again.
        07-14-2009, 09:21 PM
    OK just making sure. And I know they just don't go away.

    Sorry I can't help with the slipper thing. But you might ask to see if someone can custom make them mabey?
        07-14-2009, 09:50 PM
    Baby diapers.

    That's what I used for Bru, he had two giant abscesses in his left hind. And they deformed his hoof so it was not the appropriate shape for a boot plus even if it fit the way his hoof was shaped a boot would've bruised it. Toddler diapers where what I used, put it on and use vet wrap and duct tape to keep it there. Works like a charm, but you have to change often, they get gross.

    Brutus had his two for 3 months before they finally went away, and now he's finally sound and his hoof his a normal shape, it just needs to widen out.
        07-15-2009, 09:36 PM
    My percheron X gelding got an abcess and I couldn't find any booties that fit his huge feet so what the vet told me to do was take a baby diaper put epsom salt in it and just a bit of water to dampen the salt but not soak it. Put that on the hoof where the abcess is, cover it and wrap the hoof with vet wrap, then wrap it again with duck tape, change it once a day. It worked like a charm and is great for horses to who don't like to stand with their foot in a bucket to soak!
        07-16-2009, 01:47 AM
    Well thankfully her antibiotics started to really take effect today, she was walking with hardly any limp at all (HOORAAYY!!)
    All three of them got loaded up today to be shipped back to MI, where I'm moving back to so it was great to know that she was better than the day before.

    Thankfully she stands with her foot in a bucket for soaking, but since the boot didn't fit her right (a waste of $53) I used a plastic bedding bag and duct tape to seal it and hold it on. My vet recommended using Banixx to treat the absess rather than epsom salt, but had me clean it with the epsom salt before applying the banixx. To keep the topical treatment on the hole I soaked a sponge in the Banixx and set it over the hole before wrapping it.

    Seems to have worked. Poor girl. I won't get to see her and baby her til Monday night, only daily phone calls to check on her till then =/ I miss them.

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