Well every time it rains the Peripole on my horses hooves get very white and soft which I've read is normal.
Well, ever since we had a really bad storm with heavy rains a few weeks ago below my mares peripole where her hard hoof actually is looks like its peeling. And I mean it's not just some soft stuff that'll come right off, it's hard like her hoof and I don't bother with it in case I do more bad then good. Also, above her peripole where the actualy skin (cornet area?) is looks almost like its kinda irritated even though it isn't. She came in the other day with a bit of blood smeared above her hoof on the skin above her hoof and I cleaned it off thinking she must've got herself good and there was nothing. Not sure if she squished a big horse fly but doubtful. I put corona in it and left it be. Which now it's fine.
Also, on her bad hoof (slightly clubbed and has a small broken back heel axis and a touch of arthritis but still sound for riding) it looks as if where the peripole and her heel bulb is deteriorating. Like it kinda looks like Swiss cheese. It's not ouchy and the farrier just did her feet yesterday and said her feet look wonderful. I sprayed Vetericyn on everything and will go back later to do it again and get pictures. On her heel bulb where it's 'deteriorating' it's a bit red in the middle of the hole lookin thingys but doesn't appear to be sore or ouchy.
She has relatively rock solid feet.
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