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    09-13-2013, 10:53 AM
  #21
Weanling
Is that a low splint on her right front? Has that always been there?
     
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    09-13-2013, 11:04 AM
  #22
Weanling
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Originally Posted by amp23    
I'm no expert by any means, but I feel like something isn't right in the way her feet are being trimmed. Has she always seen the same farrier in all the time you've ridden her?

No, We had the farrier #1 trim her until about may. Then #2 came in but didn't trim anything off. We then switched to barefoot trimming around June. And since then she has had another person trimming her. So all together 4 different people have trimmed her in the past 5 months
     
    09-13-2013, 11:07 AM
  #23
Weanling
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Originally Posted by loosie    
Looks like she's due for a good trim & has had long term pretty bad feet.
We just got her trimmed 1 week ago. When we got her she had SO much flare. Her feet were about 3x what they should have been.
     
    09-13-2013, 01:54 PM
  #24
Yearling
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Originally Posted by MAG1723    
Her front legs and hooves.
The first pic looks like the lateral (outsides) are higher. My ex farrier used to trim my horse hooves in line with her crooked ankles. The hooves should be M-L balanced to the hoof, not the leg. Lay on the ground and look at how level her coronary bands are.

Pic 4 looks like my horse when she had a real bad case of thrush that ate her heels and back frogs away. It did make her slightly off for a week.

In this wet weather down here, the soles stay moist and more ouchy. Flares may also let the soles be closer to the ground.

I would get xrays for pure piece of mind and end the guessing. You really need to find out what's happening inside, how level her coffin bone is. And at least you will establish a baseline xray in case you need one again.
     
    09-13-2013, 07:36 PM
  #25
Trained
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Originally Posted by MAG1723    
We just got her trimmed 1 week ago. When we got her she had SO much flare.
Oh! Missed that bit. Maybe they did so much they thought they needn't do more at the time. Another trim now, to take care of the excess, then trimming every 2-3 weeks to *keep* them in functional shape is what I'd do for now. Once they're healthy & strong, they can better cope with getting a little overgrown on occasion.
     
    09-13-2013, 08:20 PM
  #26
Weanling
Thanks everyone for you help. It is helping alot! And Princess, we have been battleing thrush for about 2 weeks right now.
     
    09-14-2013, 02:20 AM
  #27
Started
Vinegar. Killed my mares thrush the first time I used it. Just stick her feet in a bucket of 50% vinegar and water.
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    09-29-2013, 06:48 PM
  #28
Weanling
ARRGG!! Ready to give up! *UPDATE*

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Originally Posted by KigerQueen    
Vinegar. Killed my mares thrush the first time I used it. Just stick her feet in a bucket of 50% vinegar and water.
How long do I soak it for and how much vinegar do I put in the bucket?
     
    09-29-2013, 06:49 PM
  #29
Weanling
Sorry guys I have abandoned this thread. I was away for a week then just got to busy. We had the Chiro out last week and it turns out her shoulder was pulled forward and pointing inwards.The chiro pushed it back in. As for thrush, I really need your guys help. I have had people telling me thrush buster, bleach and everything under the sun. But I need something that works fast :)
     
    09-29-2013, 11:26 PM
  #30
Trained
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Originally Posted by MAG1723    
I have had people telling me thrush buster, bleach and everything under the sun. But I need something that works fast :)
That's because all sorts of things will kill the disease. I find straight or 50/50 t-tree to be quick & effective, but some things like bleach for eg work sometimes, not others. I think it depends what bugs are in there - could be bacteria, fungus or otherwise, so need a broad spectrum treatment. Thrush buster or other heavy duty chemicals tend to work on anything, quickly too, but I would avoid heavy chemicals on frogs, as it's too damaging to the tissue.

The problem isn't killing the disease, but keeping it from recurring, which no topical thing can do, unless applied regularly. Environment, diet/nutrition & hoof health are big factors in treating thrush properly, as it's more of a symptom, than a problem of it'self.
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