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post #1 of 4 Old 04-29-2013, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning front hooves and run in to this problem

I was cleaning around the frog a couple days ago and noticed Cowboy's frog doesnt look right. The right side of his frog has over grown? I was cleaning around it and I hit a soft spot because he made a noise and fell to his knee... Ah???!!

I was checking it yesterday and they are clean but the over growth of the frog makes me worried.
His frog isnt mushy and there isnt black stuff so I dont believe its thrush...

Ill post pictures once I can in a bit.

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post #2 of 4 Old 04-29-2013, 05:51 PM
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That sounds very strange of him just dropping. Is he fine walking and trotting around? Maybe try to lunge him to see.

Will be interesting to see what the pictures look like
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post #3 of 4 Old 04-30-2013, 01:35 AM
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Does it smell bad? Look like proud flesh? Kinda raw looking? Bleed easily? Hopefully not. Google canker and see if it looks similar. If so you need a vet asap.

Ive hit abcesses or badly thrush rotted areas along the sides of the frog on horses before in the commisures that caused that kind.of.reaction. its like an open wound. These can bleed.easily too but wont have the proud.flesh look to them. They should just be kept clean and dry and treated.topically if needed.
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-30-2013, 01:47 AM
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Was he cinched up (saddle on, girth tight) when he fell forward to his knees? If so, it is likely that this was a regular response to some girth-pinching of the vagus nerve. :)
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