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  • Resected hoof easy boot
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    04-20-2012, 11:58 AM
  #11
Foal
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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?
     
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    04-20-2012, 09:48 PM
  #12
Weanling
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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.

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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!

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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, 10:56 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.
     

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