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Is Casting A Good Idea?

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        06-29-2013, 10:06 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    Lightning, my first horse did that once. I guessed it was the heat.

    Time to wet them down
         
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        06-29-2013, 10:34 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    OK. That makes sense. I installed misters in her barn so it is supposed to keep the temp 20* cooler. Not sure if it cools it that much, but it does cool it a bit. She spends all day in the barn with her 2 fans and the mister. I would hose her down but she hates getting "wet". I think with the mister she doesn't notice.


    Thanks for the reply.
         
        07-01-2013, 02:07 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    Hi;

    I was wondering Trinity. My trimmer had told me that I would have to do complete hoof soaking in apple cider vinegar and water twice a week with the casts on. That would of course involve the hoof cast getting very wet. Have you ever heard of this?

    I may not get the other cast put back on now as I am kind of frustrated with the entire situation.

    My trimmer told me it was okay and that she was balanced with only the one front cast on her hoof. I don't see how that is possible since the cast has about a 12mm pad in it that her hoof sits on. If this were so it would mean that she was not balanced when both were on. At least as far as I can figure out. She can't get the other cast put on until Wed morning and by then, who knows, she may not need it.

    The problem I am having with booting the front feet is that they come off or they rub a sore on the back of her pastern. One of her feet does this little twist thing when she walks and I think that is causing allot of problems. She also does clip her front feet with her backs when she moves.

    Anyway, thanks again for all the help. I tried to just have her jog today but she was doing the head bob thing. Nobody saw it but me. But I did see it so we nixed that idea.
         
        07-01-2013, 02:51 AM
      #14
    Yearling
    Ive never had anyone soak the casts. Chronically wet feet in tall casting is a no no in my book. However, the resin casts can get wet and will breathe ebought to dry out in a dry environment.

    I start with a clean dry foot and I don't cover infection. You can always fill the sole with vettec cs pour in paddibg and cast over that too. Which will help combat thrushyness Never had a problem doing it this way. I leave them on for 4 weeks if they will stay on that long. Most fall off between two and three weeks without a rubber shoe tacked and casted.on also.


    I would replace the cast with anchors and put bell boots on her. The trimmer can also bevel the back toes a hair agressively if possible to help keep her from walking them off.
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        07-02-2013, 05:43 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    Thank you. I will suggest that to her. I was hoping the other one would fall off, but so far it hasn't. It did split at the bottom.
         
        07-13-2013, 11:40 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    So, I decided to forget the casting idea. She just had another trim today. 3 weeks apart now.

    I moved her about a week ago. She is in a dry lot with no neighbor on one side and a very nice to other horses, but people not so much, 14 year old retired mare on the other side. There is a space of about 3 feet in between them so they don't share a fence.

    The dry lot is fence with fencing that will give if she kicks and then return. It is about 50 feet or more wide and around 250 feet long. It slopes gently up at the back. A very even tilt. She has an over head shelter but no barn.

    She is like a different horse. She is like a horse. Her feet are sore from all the movement but her thrush is gone. The trimmer said she has had some sinking of the coffin bone in the left front but is happy with her feet so far. I need to post pictures I know.

    I will use the outback gloves on the fronts when I take her out of her pasture as I don't want to leave them on all the time.

    I can't see her twice a day when I am working because it is so much further to go. But the place is peaceful and full of happy healthy horses and so far I don't see any bad habits such as cribbing or weaving on any other horses here.

    Have to run and go see her.
         

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