Hey guys! So about a week ago I had my horses feet trimmed by a new farrier, referred by someone at my barn. He is a ton more expensive but after last time I had her feet trimmed, she was lame for over a month. I really don't think it was my farrier, I think it was building up before hand. He shoed my old horse for 3 years and fixed her feet up nicely(I bought her from a lady who thought she knew how to do feet.. UGH.. x.x) So bascailly I trust him, but she has tiny, and shall I say fragile and sensitive feet. I want to make sure I don't mess them up, she is young and I think she needs a good start!!
So since I bought her in January I noticed .. well.. the only word I can use to describe it is "peeling" on her hind hooves. Yes it sounds weird.. but the lower half inch on her hooves had this weird peeling. The upper part looked dirty or muddy, so I thought that the bottom was just the clean part. I know, I must sound like an idiot but I have had people look at her feet when she had an abcess(oh, I forgot to specify why she was lame for a month and a half. She had two abcessed in a row on her left front hoof and then was lame on the right front hoof for probably two days. Weird,.. because I see signs of an abcess on that foot too but she was not acting lame on it) and no one ever said anything so you can't blame me!
So anyways... the day before my new farrier came her front right hoof kind of.. well, chipped? The the more righter part of the front hood kind of chipped.. and curled up a little.. but only like 1.5 centimeters of it.. and it didnt fall off, it was still attached. It seems like the chip or curl(sorry for my lack of words, I just have never heard of this!) was just the outer wall? UGH! Ha. So yea, basically, he asked me right away if I knew why her hoof was doing that? And I was just no. Her feet were not long at all, I thought it was even a few weeks early, but he started talking about a bacterial disease? Infection? He used different words, but basically, she had it n ALL FOURS!! I was SHOCKED! But at the time time, relieved and I got an "ohhhh" moment because now I understood the peeling. Each foot had a little different symptoms.
Sorry I don't know the medical terms, but maybe the treatment will ring a bell? He told me to spray bleachy water( he said 2 tablespoons in 1 gallon of water, for the concentration) on the bottom inch of each hoof(outer only) 2 times a week for two weeks. He said because it was be bad for the frog and hairline anywhere else.
It has been about a week and I am SOOO mad!!! Her front left hoof has a little crack peely thing again. I just got her feet done, and I thought since I was treating it, they would stay pretty. I will get pictures! It probably sounds a lot worse then it really is. Its not life threatening or anything but I can't wait for it to stop.
Anyone else been through this? Any other types of TX? I am trying to figure out what the name of it is... i'll update!!