Canker in the hoof

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  • Canker in saddlebred horses
  • Treating hoof canker

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    08-21-2009, 02:02 PM
Canker in the hoof

My pony has canker and is in the vet clinic being treated. He thinks the progress of her hoof is good, but she looks more miserable and dejected by the day. She's not eating properly and has lost weight. Tonight I saw them give her feed and she picked at it before stopping to nuzzle me. Now this is a pony who can usually devour more than a 15hh horse, and whose feed lasts about 2 mins on average. She has never, in her life, been interested in anything else when there was food around, yet today wasn't eating, despite a nearly full haynet.

What sort of success rates am I looking at? What was YOUR experience? I don't want to put her through months of misery, only to have to put her down in the end anyway.
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    08-22-2009, 08:52 AM
If your vets are doing what they are supposed to be doing, you don't have to put her down. I don't know why you would. Usually withing 7-10 days of aggressive treatment its under control and starts clearing up. After a couple months it should be fine. But that's IF they know what theyre doing. Cankers are not real common

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