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post #1 of 4 Old 07-21-2008, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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chunk out of hoof?

Just wondering if I should be worried about a small chunk out of my horse's hoof... She isn't lame and the farrier only came last week, I'm not sure if it was like it when he came though. I have poked a hoof pick in the hole and it isn't sore at all so I'm assuming the sensitive part isn't exposed. Its near her heel because a few months ago she cut the coronet band so I was expecting a piece of hoof to fall out eventually. I'll post some pics if you like but its in a kinda hard spot to take a picture of so they may not be the best quality.

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EDIT: same sort of thing as northernmama's post, only its not that bad!

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-22-2008, 07:42 AM
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While possibly alarming, and can't say without looking, but in the absence of lameness or even a reaction to a hoof pick digging around, I'd say you're probably alright. If you were expecting a weak spot from a previous injury that was growing out, I wouldn't worry. It's probably more of a cosmetic issue right now than anything.

If you are concerned, you COULD have the farrier back out to check on/ tidy up the surrounding area so that there's no jagged piece to catch and rip further. Some people decide to tidy it up themselves, though in general I don't condone "do-it-yourself" because it's easy to over correct and get the foot off balance. Most likely the hoof broke off where all the weakness was and that's the end of that, until it's grown out, there's nothing left to do.
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-22-2008, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for info BFH. There's no jagged edges so I think I'll just wait for it to grow out as it isn't causing her any pain at all.

When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ~William Shakespeare
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-22-2008, 12:24 PM
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Re: chunk out of hoof?

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EDIT: same sort of thing as northernmama's post, only its not that bad!
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