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        07-26-2013, 03:27 PM
      #11
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    Really looked at the soles when I cleaned them out today and I am pretty sure he has thrush, so I am purchasing some stuff to try and help that as well.

    Here are the pics I got of all 4 feet. They are not the best quality because we are still working with him on learning to stand and to give up his feet. He is improving though.

    I sent the pics to my farrier and he is going to come out tomorrow. Said it looks like from what he could see of the pictures that each foot has its own issues that need to be addressed.

    Overall, in desperate need of some TLC but nothing that some care and effort wont fix. Fingers crossed he is right.

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        07-26-2013, 03:37 PM
      #12
    Showing
    Wow, no wonder the poor guy has cracks. That shoeing job is 9 miles of catastrophic .

    With a good farrier, some good hoof care, and a little bit of time, I'm sure he'll straighten right out.
         
        07-26-2013, 03:40 PM
      #13
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    I was thinking the same thing smrobs! Glad to know I was right. Poor guy. His owners told me they havent put much effort into his feet because it was too much of a hassle to get them up.

    Weve been working with him for a bunch of mini short sessions every day since he got in on Monday and he has gotten miles better about it.

    Im glad to know it looks like something that can be fixed with some time and effort. Im willing to put in both of those
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        07-26-2013, 04:16 PM
      #14
    Foal
    I'm also seeing a train wreck. Classic forward foot syndrome with imbalances.

    Sad that this horse was owned by people who didn't realize the importance of good hoof handling behaviour and that might be the reason for the poor farrier work. If the horse won't cooperate, it makes it pretty hard to perform good work.

    Aside from treating for any infection, I would say high heels are tipping weight on to that toe, thus causing the crack to continue.
         
        07-26-2013, 04:26 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Man that looks painful. Poor guy. I'm going to agree with your vet on the Seedy toe/WLD. It looks like there's a lot of white line separation, especially on his LF. It looks as if the hoof wall in front is about to pry off. All the nail holes look to be infected as well. Let us know what your farrier says tomorrow. They may need to be resected if the infection is severe enough. Though it looks like his frogs were spared from thrush, I would also treat them as well just to be safe.

    ETA: It irritates the bejeezus out of me when owners won't put in the effort to train their horse to stand for the farrier. They either don't have them seen by one, or expect the farrier to train the horse for them. Glad you're taking him off their hands.
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        07-26-2013, 05:05 PM
      #16
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    Man that looks painful. Poor guy. I'm going to agree with your vet on the Seedy toe/WLD. It looks like there's a lot of white line separation, especially on his LF. It looks as if the hoof wall in front is about to pry off. All the nail holes look to be infected as well. Let us know what your farrier says tomorrow. They may need to be resected if the infection is severe enough. Though it looks like his frogs were spared from thrush, I would also treat them as well just to be safe.

    ETA: It irritates the bejeezus out of me when owners won't put in the effort to train their horse to stand for the farrier. They either don't have them seen by one, or expect the farrier to train the horse for them. Glad you're taking him off their hands.
    I know kayella! I was irritated beyond belief about that too. They said their farrier had to get after him with his rasp a lot so they had started sedating him while doing his feet. My farrier said we will NOT be going that route.

    I believe working with his feet daily has improved him by leaps and bounds. My farrier is very kind and patient so I am hoping we give him a better experience than he's been getting.
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        07-26-2013, 06:23 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    Argh. I bet that horse has some serious pocked of white line disease. They need treated ASAP. His wall looks incredible compromised.
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        07-26-2013, 08:30 PM
      #18
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    So trinity- if that is indeed the case what is his prognosis? Can it be treated ? I am willing to negotiate with owners on his final price but there is some stuff I can't justify paying what they currently want for him if I have to turn around and pay for a lot of care.

    Do you think we are looking at having to resection hoof wall? And if so, on all 4 feet?
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        07-27-2013, 04:41 AM
      #19
    Trained
    I would def resect those cracks, keep rim shoes off at least till healed & healthy form & use alternative protection. Be interested to see X-rays.
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        07-28-2013, 12:53 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    Its fixable. Yes it will probably need resected at this point. You need a great farrier in your pocket and not hte one who has been doing the horse till now because those feet are a hot mess.
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