dampness effecting new hoof growth? should i get a vet check? opinions pls
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health > Hoof Care

dampness effecting new hoof growth? should i get a vet check? opinions pls

This is a discussion on dampness effecting new hoof growth? should i get a vet check? opinions pls within the Hoof Care forums, part of the Horse Health category
  • Hoof growth pictures
  • New hoof growth

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-29-2011, 05:18 PM
  #1
Yearling
dampness effecting new hoof growth? should i get a vet check? opinions pls

I have seen this around his hooves throught the sping season. It just seems a bit worse now. I was told that its just because the ground us wet and so the new hoof coming in sometimes comes in like this because of the constent dampness. The farrier has done his feet and didn't say anything about it. I have the vet coming out in a week to give him his 2nd round shots (or boosters I think iv heard them called?)so I can get it checked then. But I just wanted your opinion. Its whits and kinda peely and has almost a spongy feeling...but not quite.... opinions? I guess a few other horses have gotten it to and there all fine. I'm probably just being paranoid. He's not sore or limping or anything

(the pink is just because I sprayed off his legs so his pink skin shows through)

     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-29-2011, 08:23 PM
  #2
Trained
I'm not sure what you are referring to. The growth band does often appear softer and whiter when it is very wet. But, is it all rough? I can't really tell in the picture.
     
    05-29-2011, 08:51 PM
  #3
Weanling
Is he usually in mud? My geldings feet looked like that when the paddock was particularly muddy. It goes back to normal as soon as he's out of the mud for a little bit.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    05-29-2011, 10:47 PM
  #4
Trained
Also forgot to mention that the tissues tend to swell when wet.
     
    05-31-2011, 12:20 AM
  #5
Yearling
Yeah it started when our paddock was EXTREAMLY muddy. Now there in the grass feild but it keeps raining so the grass is still damp sometimes when it rains to much for the ground to soak it all up
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    05-31-2011, 09:20 AM
  #6
Trained
I think you are just seeing normal tissue reaction to constant moisture. Think of when you are in the bath for a long time enjoying yourself; then when you come out your fingers and toes are all wrinkly. That's because in the water, the tissue swelled. At that time, it would also be "spongey".

I wouldn't stress over it. Looks fine to me.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Opinions on a hoof question Luvs2jump Hoof Care 25 11-18-2010 11:52 PM
A cat with a growth - opinions, please! Carleen Other Pets 11 08-14-2010 08:31 PM
Extreme Hoof Growth kmacdougall Hoof Care 0 06-10-2010 08:24 PM
Hoof Growth Help? Britt Hoof Care 15 10-20-2009 08:24 AM
Knee or hoof problem. Opinions PLEASE!! redneckprincess70 Horse Health 13 09-16-2009 06:28 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0