The farrier cut away part of my horses frog and now she is COMPLETELY lame. - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 14 Old 12-26-2012, 10:35 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,627
• Horses: 0
Think you needed the vet out a while ago if shes been lame for over a month. If you smell the infections thats a reg flag. GET A VET out to take care of that foot.
spirit88 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 14 Old 12-27-2012, 07:20 AM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,237
• Horses: 2
What do you mean when you say "split in the heel?" If you are talking about deep central sulcus thrush then that can cause lameness and the rotting smell you are describing.

The infection can go deep inside the heel and may be what the farrier was working on when he trimmed the frog. It can be very difficult to treat, however, and generally needs something like oxine gas that can go deep inside the tissue to treat the infection.

It generally looks like a deep crack up the back of the heel and often the heel bulbs can be shifted up and down independently of each other, indicating deep tissue damage.
gottatrot is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 12-27-2012, 08:27 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 4,378
• Horses: 2
So, OP, when is the vet going to be out?
themacpack is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 12-29-2012, 11:16 AM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Spring Hill Florida
Posts: 1,101
• Horses: 0
It's gone on with no improvement for too long. Call the vet. It may be infected and need antibiotics. My gf once showed me how to use half a kitchen towell, pack the hoof with Magna Paste, and duct tape around the hoof real good. Change every other day. It did work for me. In the meantime, some bute when needed.
princessfluffybritches is offline  

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Horse Lame After Farrier Visit Kwalker024 Horse Health 11 08-27-2012 03:15 PM
Who here trains their horses to go completely by seat? gothicangel69 Horse Training 11 08-01-2012 02:37 PM
Crack/split on horses frog. melmotthecat1 Horse Health 26 02-11-2012 10:38 AM
Lame Mare, Coronary Band Abscess, could it be a farrier problem????? Velvetgrace Horse Health 51 05-16-2009 10:09 PM
My horses frog on her hoof is infected can any 1 please help Mathew Horse Health 24 04-10-2007 08:05 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome