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  • Cracked hooves treatment
  • Severely cracked hooves

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    02-07-2013, 08:16 PM
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Yearling
Cracked hoof, can't mess with feet

What would you all recommend for a hoof that is cracked? She will not let you mess with her feet to trim them.
     
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    02-07-2013, 08:26 PM
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Trained
Nothing to recommend except a trim! Might need to tranq her to get the job done if the hooves are very bad, then work on training her to accept her feet being handled. Other than that, I know of no other method for making a crack in the hoof disappear.
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    02-07-2013, 08:28 PM
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Started
Call your vet and/or farrier. Then sedate her and have them trim her feet if they think necessary. Finally, and most importantly, train her to calmly accept having her feet trimmed properly and regularly.
     
    02-07-2013, 08:41 PM
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Yearling
She is my sisters horse, I have been rubbing her legs and messing with the tops of her feet. She is here in the field though, The last time she had a trim they had to lay her down , is there anything that I can do to help the crack stay while the hoof grows and not move up? I am sorry if I sound crazy, but I have never had a cracked hoof on any horse that I have had, so I have not messed with it. I just don't want her in pain.
     
    02-07-2013, 09:40 PM
  #5
Started
The only way to fix cracks is regular farrier work. Oftentimes cracks can require visits far more frequently- every 4 weeks or so rather than the usual 6-8.
     
    02-07-2013, 09:47 PM
  #6
Started
A lot depends on the cracks. Some are superficial. Others are crippling.
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    02-07-2013, 09:58 PM
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Trained
Training first & foremost. If necessary hire a trainer, but get her good about hoofcare - don't know how old the horse is, whether she's never been handled & is afraid, whether she's been handled badly & learned to say 'you & who's army'... but as regular hoof care is (generally, obviously in this case) vital to soundness, set her up to be able to be cared for, ASAP.

While it sounds like this horse may have been neglected in the hoof dept for some time at least & as such, starting good regular hoofcare & treatment of the crack is indeed important ASAP, they can usually wait until training, rather than having to be sedated/knocked out to force the issue.... so long as training ASAP is given priority & not put off.
     
    02-07-2013, 11:21 PM
  #8
Yearling
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Originally Posted by loosie    
Training first & foremost. If necessary hire a trainer, but get her good about hoofcare - don't know how old the horse is, whether she's never been handled & is afraid, whether she's been handled badly & learned to say 'you & who's army'... but as regular hoof care is (generally, obviously in this case) vital to soundness, set her up to be able to be cared for, ASAP.

While it sounds like this horse may have been neglected in the hoof dept for some time at least & as such, starting good regular hoofcare & treatment of the crack is indeed important ASAP, they can usually wait until training, rather than having to be sedated/knocked out to force the issue.... so long as training ASAP is given priority & not put off.
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    02-07-2013, 11:22 PM
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Yearling
Thanks y'all!
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