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post #21 of 25 Old 05-11-2010, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979 View Post
The outside of the hoof cannot hold bacteria, yeast, or fungus. The air and sunlight would kill all of the above. The best way to treat that would be to keep the horse in dry conditions outside and use a topical like Hoof Heal to keep the hoof from drying out too much. Hoof Heal has ingrediants in it that kill and prevent infection. Bleach would over-dry the hoof, making the peeling worse.

I think you may need a second opinion from a different farrier...

And you really need to post pictures when you ask for hoof related advice.

^^agreed. I've never heard of any bacteria/infection affecting only the outside/exterior hoof wall. Bacteria needs live soft tissues to feed on. Sounds to me like the farrier was feeding you a line of crap if this is what he told you. End result is the same, get a second opinion. Preferably a qualified veterinarian one, rather than a farrier that shrugs and says "put a little bleach on it, mmm-hmmm."

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post #22 of 25 Old 05-11-2010, 05:19 PM
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I only suggested canker and thrush because the OP could not remember the name of the condition afflicting her horse, I was just throwing out foot ailments hoping it would trigger her memory.

Spent a whole hour today laying in a pasture, waiting for a sparkling vampire to show up. Alas, I woke up and looked over, only to find a mound of horse crap. Sigh.
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post #23 of 25 Old 05-11-2010, 08:15 PM
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I would guess that the hooves are a bit shelly. Feed a good supplement for hoof health. And be sure your trimmer/farrier does a good strong roll all around to soften the sharp edges after a trim and to help reinforce natural breakover.

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On a cattle forum I visit frequently, one of the smilies says "THIS THREAD IS WORTHLESS WITHOUT PICTURES" I think we need one of those smilies for this thread.
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post #25 of 25 Old 05-13-2010, 09:04 PM
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I'd be worried about White line disease also. You can tap on the hoof and if it sounds kind of hollow then it's probably WLD. You can get alot of chipping, peeling of the outside of the hoof wall because the attachment is compromised. The best treatment I've found is a product called CleanTrax
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