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    05-17-2012, 09:54 PM
  #1
Yearling
Brittle white hooves

My mum's horse is 3/4 Clydie and 1/4 QH

She has 2 black and 2 white hooves.

They get very brittle and chip easily, she has never been lame or tender on these feet but she tends to chip them alot, from small chips to larger chunks.

Does anyone have any advice of what to put on her hooves?
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    05-17-2012, 10:42 PM
  #2
Yearling
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Originally Posted by CurlyIsASpecialStandie    

Does anyone have any advice of what to put on her hooves?
Horseshoes?
     
    05-17-2012, 10:53 PM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian    
Horseshoes?
Our farrier hasnt reccomended them. I meant a topical type thing
     
    05-17-2012, 10:58 PM
  #4
Banned
Check her diet, maybe she is missing something to help her build stronger hooves :)
     
    05-17-2012, 11:03 PM
  #5
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Tianimalz    
Check her diet, maybe she is missing something to help her build stronger hooves :)
Her front hooves (the black ones) are very good though, no chipping etc?
     
    05-17-2012, 11:30 PM
  #6
Yearling
Nothing topical treats chipping feet. The best and most effective barefoot remedy is a strong bevel so there is no sharp edge to chip off and more frequent touch up trimming.
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    05-18-2012, 02:07 AM
  #7
Showing
Topicals won't help.

Put her on a good hoof supplement and make sure she's getting enough exercise. Proper trims will also keep the cracking down. She may need to get trimmed more often depending on her.

But the hoof supplement will kick in around 6 months+ so maybe look at her diet and see if all bases are covered.
     
    05-18-2012, 03:34 AM
  #8
Yearling
Ok then, I thought it wasnt a dietry thing because it was only happening on the white hooves.

I will look into a hoof supplement for her!
     
    05-18-2012, 09:34 PM
  #9
Trained
Diet & nutrition are huge factors & so is environment - if the horse is living in too wet environment for eg. And infection(seedy toe/thrush) may be a factor. The way they're trimmed & the confo of the horse for eg. May be why the backs are being effected more. I don't believe pigment/colour has any bearing. Topicals don't help, but have the potential to make matters worse.
     
    05-18-2012, 09:37 PM
  #10
Yearling
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Originally Posted by loosie    
Diet & nutrition are huge factors & so is environment - if the horse is living in too wet environment for eg. And infection(seedy toe/thrush) may be a factor. The way they're trimmed & the confo of the horse for eg. May be why the backs are being effected more. I don't believe pigment/colour has any bearing. Topicals don't help, but have the potential to make matters worse.
Thanks, she is living in a dry paddock with no thrush etc in her hooves.
Would photos be of any help?
     

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