cornet band hole care?

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    02-01-2012, 10:10 PM
cornet band hole care?

I was washing off Legacy's fluffies today and I did an oopsie. She had a piece of hoof wall flaking off so I pulled it like I've done many times before. In pulling it ripped up into the cornet band kind of like a hang nail you've pulled into the cutical? Oops. Poor girl jerked her foot away and in doing do ripped the piece off of her and out of my hand. I hosed the area, cleaned it up and dried it. The place I have my girls at has a full medicine cabinet so I asked for some wonder dust and applied that. The barn owner took a look and said just to watch it but it's a small boo boo. She wasn't favoring it or anything and walking sound but it's a good little hole. I didn't attempt to stick a finger tip or nail in but it's about a centimeter high and half a centimeter wide. Not sure about depth. I'll be washing her feet daily and watching for infection of course but is there anything else I should do? It didn't bleed terribly. I really would relate it to pulling a hang nail out of your cutical and the amount that usually bleeds, relate it to a horse. I didn't get a picture of it because she didn't stand still long enough for it but I will tomorrow when I mess with her. The owie is around the front side of the back left. I didn't shave the feather either, should I do that?
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    02-01-2012, 11:02 PM
Anybody suggestions?
    02-02-2012, 02:01 AM
I'm trying to envision the health of the hoof wall that would even allow something like this to happen. Got pics? If it was thin, just keep clean and treated like a wound, as you are.
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    02-02-2012, 04:02 AM
It's a very thin cut. She needs her feet done and I have that scheduled for friday but they are two weeks over due. She's been in mud a lot up until moving her to the new facility but has strong feet with surprisingly not many flares from being two weeks over. I will take pictures when I bring her in tomorrow.
    02-02-2012, 03:01 PM
I did that once too. I fully admit to zoning out while grooming and not remembering it was a draft horse which makes them prone to those little periople flaps--especially in wet weather. Reached down and just gave it a pull. Felt so foolish afterward that I now check for flaps after every rain! I just cleaned it off and smeared on some triple antibiotic. Healed over without a problem.
    02-02-2012, 06:23 PM
I know both my girls get little flaps and I've never had any issues twisting them off but apparently this one had other ideas, poor girl! I'll get a picture of it today.
    02-02-2012, 07:02 PM
Was it actually a bit of hoof, or just the periople - cuticle like skin at the coronet? If it was hoof wall, I imagine, like Missy, that the hole is the least of your worries, but perhaps it was a flat of skin, softened from being in mud, in which case it's probably nothing to worry about. I wouldn't be ripping bits off it though & if there are loose flaps that you want to pretty up, I'd do it with a knife(carefully & gently), to cut cleanly rather than rip.
    02-03-2012, 12:57 AM
This is what it looks like after cleaning it out the best I could. It's not deep but she doesn't like it messed with at all. I washed it the best I could and it's not hot or swollen. BO checked it before taking her out in the morning and she's only sensitive if it's being poked or scrubbed. She's walking fine and doesn't seem to notice it. It's still pretty dirty but she's too tender when it's messed with to let me do anything other than hose it. When I attempted to get in there an clean it I had a hoof two inches from my face even with the BO holding one of her fronts. I want to say from feeling what I could it's maybe a couple millimeters deep. I can fit the tip of my nail in there and I don't have long nails.
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    02-03-2012, 12:23 PM
Hmmmm......not what I was expecting to see. All our periople flaps are on the heels. I can see why you are concerned.
    02-03-2012, 02:34 PM
It's sensative to pressure like pushing on it or blotting hard but she's fine walking and having it hosed off. I'm keeping an eye on it. When it happened it only bled for maybe a minute and not bad at all. Just a little trickle that stopped after I blotted it and dried her foot. Not sure how to really get it clean though without getting a hoof to the face.
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