Canker help!! - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 04-10-2012, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2
• Horses: 0
Canker help!!

My horse has recently been diagnosed with canker in one of her front hoofs and one of the back. She was taken into the vets to get it cut out, they cut the canker present away and also cut her feet right back til they bleed alot.
Her after care is that she has to have her feet soaked in bleech everyday and i have to crush anti biotics into a powder then put it directly on her frog area.
Only after four days has the canker in her feet grown back..
Im very worried about my horse and i pick up that my vet has never dealt with this before.
Im just wondering if anyone out there has ever experienced canker with there horse before and have any tips or any comments to help please.
Brookleberry is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 04-10-2012, 11:16 AM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bethel, Ohio USA
Posts: 447
• Horses: 0
Dr. O'Grady, Northern Virginia Equine, writes about this topic. You can read that article here:

Equine Podiatry | Dr. Stephen O'Grady, veterinarians, farriers, books, articles

You can speak with Dr. O'Grady personally at 1-540-364-4450.

You can also engage the AAPF and their member veterinarians/farriers via this link:

Horse Owners - American Association of Professional Farriers

Scroll to the bottom of the page to submit specific inquiries.

Canker is a serious pathology and will require a team effort between the attending veterinarian, the farrier and the owner.


Horseman56 is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 04-10-2012, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2
• Horses: 0
Brookleberry is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Canker in the hoof bronya Hoof Care 1 08-22-2009 08:52 AM
Canker lovetoride Horse Health 8 06-13-2008 12:35 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome