founder or wall seperation or seedy toe

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    03-10-2014, 03:53 AM
founder or wall seperation or seedy toe

Hi all, I have a miniature pony. I have only had her for 1 month and the farrier has been but she is limping now. She is a rescue pony so had very little grass before. I thought maybe founder but her lovely black hoofs have a terrible wall separation and the farrier can't get here for another 12 days.
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    03-10-2014, 03:59 AM
Can we have some pictures

If you clean the feet and take photos of the underneath that would be useful

Also does she have slippered feet or ridges across her hooves .
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    03-10-2014, 04:32 AM
I have tried to put photo on but says it is too big. I wish I could show you. I might try my mobile instead of camera
    03-10-2014, 04:52 AM
    03-10-2014, 05:49 AM
Ok, I am not knowledgable on hooves, but to me that just looks like a hoof needing trimming. I wonder if the limping could be something else. Is it on one foot in particular? Any heat? Could it be an abscess?
    03-10-2014, 06:17 AM
OK could just be a foot in need of a trim - if you have had her for only a month then you also don't know about past footcare. Coming out of winter is also a time of change for the foot as an un-cared for hoof can develope a ' double soul ' which when falls off exposes a normal but long hoof this happens a lot at this time of year
Miniatures can be difficult where diet is concerned - if you don't know if she has had grass before then be careful she doesn't get too much - a sudden rush of grass could cause a touch of laminitis . Also soaking her hay for an hour will remove some fructose which will also help prevent this. Remember that as she is small any change to diet will effect her more than a horse because of her size.
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    03-10-2014, 07:18 AM
Thanks, her hoofs are cool to touch. All hooves are affected. I gave her a pain killer today and some founder guard. Farrier comes sat week. We have trouble with farriers in Australia. Just coming out of a very hot summer.
    03-10-2014, 07:45 AM
As you are in Australia and coming out of a very hot summer the feet will have become very hard and possibly have contracted due to there being little moisture about.
If this is the case it will help your farrier if you soak the feet or at least make sure there is a wet muddy patch for your pony to stand in - around the water trough is a great place as it is almost guaranteed that the pony will have to walk in it every day .
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    03-10-2014, 08:05 AM
Just to give you a look at overgrown feet. These are the feet of the Lipizzaner mare - she had not had here feet looked after for two years so hers were overgrown - The first pic is untrimmed , the second is halfway , the third is one trimmed foot and one untrimmed .


    03-10-2014, 02:11 PM
Looks like there is a part of sole in the toe area that may be making ground contact and the pressure hurts. See how smooth it is compared to the rest of the sole? See if you or someone can trim that down so she's not walking on it.

She appears to have shelly walls and needs some good nutrition. She needs a good overall trim.
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