Originally Posted by flyingchange1991 View Post
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.
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!
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.