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    02-05-2012, 09:16 AM
Frog coming off?

The frog on Kota's hoof is loose and I'm unsure of what to do. Will it hurt him if I cut it off? Or should I leave it and wait for the farrier to come in a couple of days?
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    02-05-2012, 11:11 AM
Well, it depends. It might be normal shedding, or it might be damage. Either way, the loose part probably needs to be cut off if you are comfortable with a hoof knife. However, I can't in good conscience advise you to cut it off without actually seeing the hoof. You can try to post a picture and that may tell enough of the story for some better advice.
    02-05-2012, 11:14 AM
Horses natually shed their frogs. Just leave it and it will fall off on it's own. If it hasn't by the time the farrier is back, he'll trim it down.
    02-05-2012, 07:55 PM
If you don't know what it is and don't know what you should do then leave it till your farrier comes out
    02-05-2012, 07:57 PM
Aks your farrier about it. If it smells unusually bad, it's rotting and you should definitely address your farrier about it. Normally though, it's just shedding (as mentioned before) and there's no real need to worry about it. :)

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