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post #1 of 8 Old 10-11-2013, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Another Hoof Critique

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Feel free to ask questions, she toes out in the back and right front and a little less in the left front. They were trimmed a week ago or so (I can't remember the day exactly. Some photos didn't come out well so I decided not worth putting up.
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-11-2013, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Should put out I don't know why her right front looks freshly rasped, it is not, it much be the flash or something? And sorry for the large photos I don't know how to make smaller.

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I don't what to expect, there is no other farriers, and it took months before this one would stop leaving her toes a mile long, now they seem rather short, but they all look weird too me. I figured after 18 months her feet would look different but I don't know.

She is being treated for thrush and very mild white line.

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Looks like your horse has deep sulcus thrush going on in all his feet.
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Yes she does have thrush and like stated is being treated for it, the white stuff in the cracks is the treatment. It's not as deep as it looks. She also has white line disease also being treated.
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The toes look sort OK as the sole callus is on the ground and there is not toe extended forward of it. But but the trimmer hasn't a clue how to properly and neatly dress flares. That is why they look odd. It is basically amateurish and ugly , though functional.

The LF is high on the outside heel. Two good swipes of a rasp can fix that.

The frogs appear to be a victim of a very wet environment. A good thrush medicine is in order to help dry all of them out.
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Thanks Patty, I actually just got a hold of a farrier that does further up in the province and sent photos and he agrees with what you said. He is going to see when he comes down this way that he might be able to give me a second opinion in person. Or if he knows someone, I have choose though not to say who was my past trimmers because I have been criticized about being worried my horses feet which are not continuing to improve.

My curtain farrier won't even tell if this is as far as he can improve them or what to expect from her hoofs, like if they would ever be "normal"? Keep in mind he's trimmed them well over a year now, so the mare has regrown a new hoof at least once.

Don't worry she is moving to a very dry environment and a deeply bedded stall for the winter, and being treated daily for thrust, it just started to appear again after a major rain storm. Not as deep as it looks the crack in her heel is less than a 1/2 cm deep.

If you look on the right front, on the right side/edge there is a bunch of saw dust stuck to it. It's sticking to the stuff stuffed into a cm deep hole/white line disease. It is the only foot with it.
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The frogs look pretty bad with thrush and it's painful. I would treat the horse ASAP with white lightning (chlorine dioxide gas). You can buy it online. Most of the other products won't get this taken care of completely and you will need to constantly be treating it. A couple treatments of white lightning should clear up that thrush. it's kinda a pain to use but very safe, very effective and worth the hassle. google it for more information.
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I treat with 50/50 cream and its improved a hundred times more than what it was, she use to have no frog on three hoofs (both backs and RF). Her frogs are swollen for the wet conditions for the Fall her, we live on a swamp.
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