Which Easyboot? - Page 2
 
 

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

Which Easyboot?

This is a discussion on Which Easyboot? within the Hoof Care forums, part of the Horse Health category
  • Resected hoof easy boot
  • Turnout horse with hospital plate

Like Tree1Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-20-2012, 12:58 PM
  #11
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Horseman56    
Given the recent photograph you shared, I retract my recommendation to use a hospital plate. The resected area is significant and a hospital plate would not add value.

Booting over that shoe is possible but could prove a challenge and I don't think there will be a lot of benefit.

Paint the resected area daily with an astringent (iodine, betadine, etc) to toughen exposed tissues against moisture, clean as needed and wait for growth.

As new growth comes down, your farrier will want to manage any distortion in the hoof capsule over the damaged area. The new wall tends to bulge over these areas.

Next time the farrier resets, suggest well placed clips to further stabilize the existing hoof capsule.

I'd also shoe the other foot to improve balance.

Cheers,
Mark
Thanks mark :) The only reason I ask about booting is because after we harden up the hoof with this sugardyne solution (basically Iodine and sugar mixed, its supposed to harden up the hoof) the vet said she could have an easyboot on and get some turnout and after another 2 weeks she can get her hoof filled with this epoxy (equiflex I think) do you think she should just stay on rest until the whole hoof grows out?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    04-20-2012, 10:48 PM
  #12
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyingchange1991    
Thanks mark :) The only reason I ask about booting is because after we harden up the hoof with this sugardyne solution (basically Iodine and sugar mixed, its supposed to harden up the hoof) the vet said she could have an easyboot on and get some turnout
Can't see how a hoof boot will do anything more in terms of support than the existing shoe. If you're worried about additional trauma to the resected area, a boot might work. So would just packing it with cotton and wrapping in vetrap for short turnouts.

I've done similar resections. Installed a set of shoes and the horses were romping in the pastures the same day.

Quote:
and after another 2 weeks she can get her hoof filled with this epoxy (equiflex I think)
How can I put this? NO, NO and NO!!!!!!!!

Do not cover the resected area with epoxy! If there are any microbes in there ( and there will be ), they'll grow like crazy. Yeah, it would look nicer. Yeah, it will help further stabilize the capsule... but... it's just not worth the risk of secondary infection. I wouldn't do it!

Quote:
do you think she should just stay on rest until the whole hoof grows out?
Nope. Just thought the shoe could benefit from some well placed clips to stabilize the capsule. The nails actually do that to a lesser extent, but I'd clip it anyway.

I'm not sure why she even needs 2 weeks rest, but your vet has the details that better enable that call. I'll defer to him.

Cheers,
Mark
     
    04-20-2012, 11:56 PM
  #13
Weanling
I would stay w/ the recomendation of a hospital plate.

Keep the shoe, no boot.

Shoe other foot.

Pack under plate as well as resected area of outer hoof wall. Wrap foot and change as needed due to whatever conditions dictate.

Put in the time/effort and you will be pleased.

Do NOT use any epoxy/urethane to cover/seal the area.
     

Tags
abscess, easy boots, hoof, hoof boots, hoof care

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
easyboot vs old macs Missy May Horse Tack and Equipment 0 03-12-2012 06:05 PM
WTB: Easyboot epics horseluver250 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 04-02-2011 01:37 PM
Easyboot grips horseluver250 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 03-13-2011 08:44 PM
ISO: Easyboot Epic Amarea Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 09-19-2010 08:31 PM
BOA boot, EasyBoot, Old Mac, etc..... cherriebark Horse Tack and Equipment 10 03-19-2009 11:08 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:46 PM.


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