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  • Black spots on sole parts of the hoof of a horse
  • Black patch on hoof sole

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    01-27-2014, 12:18 AM
Question Black spot on sole?

I was checking my horse's feet today and I noticed a black streak on the sole of his left front hoof, which happens to be a club foot:
(sorry about the snow, I had a hoof in one hand and my phone in the other )

Not sure if you need a couple conformation shots, but here are a few just in case:

I can hop out and take any more that are needed (if needed)

I don't think it's a bruise since it's not red-purple, and there's no hole for an abscess. Should I be worried?
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    01-27-2014, 12:45 AM
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    01-27-2014, 01:07 AM
Whoops! Sorry
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    01-27-2014, 01:11 AM
I would think it was a bruise? But I'm no expert. I don't know much about feet
    01-27-2014, 01:19 AM
Just looks like pigment to me.
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    01-27-2014, 01:26 AM
Thanks loosie, glad to know it's nothing to worry about. Just kind of alarming when you pick the hoof up and there's a spot you've never seen before
    01-27-2014, 01:26 AM
I was thinking pigment, too. If it wasn't there before, maybe it is just a bruise. Horses are really good at getting bruises on their feet, especially in the winter. They knock their feet on frozen uneven ground all the time.
    01-27-2014, 01:32 AM
Thank you that's a relief!

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