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post #11 of 25 Old 02-06-2013, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
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She is such an accident prone 3 year old! One injury heals and another appears.
I misunderstood what a 'true' quarter crack was. Apparently they can start from the inside then suddenly just pop out, which I did not know! This sounds like exactly what has happened with my girl Raine.
We have a good farrier that does all the horses here but problem is he only comes every 2 months, and I got Raine just after he had trimmed all the other horses so missed out on his handiwork this time around.
Im hoping its a quarter crack not a hoof canker- those things look absolutely nasty! Praying I never have to deal with that in my future years with horses.
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post #12 of 25 Old 02-06-2013, 08:26 AM
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If her hooves were fine a week ago and now chunks are peeling off, not cracking like over growth but seperatibg at the white line you should be much more concerned. This could very well be a toxicity, maybe selenium overdose. I don't know I'm not a vet but it really soujlnds like you need one.
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post #13 of 25 Old 02-06-2013, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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They don't seem to be peeling. Im hoping this is a lot less sinister than it seems...
The vet should hopefully provide a diagnosis today

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post #14 of 25 Old 02-06-2013, 03:18 PM
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PHLY .. off topic but I have a question,, how do you fix underrun heels. I am having problems with Farriers, and am ready to pull out my hair.. maybe I am not speaking thier language..I am sick of them leaving long toes on front , and one horse they leave the heel to high on one hind . Been through more than one farrier.. getting pretty tired of it.
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Stevenson, maybe start a new thread where you can get more opinions instead of just one persons ;)
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PHLY .. off topic but I have a question,, how do you fix underrun heels. I am having problems with Farriers, and am ready to pull out my hair.. maybe I am not speaking thier language..I am sick of them leaving long toes on front , and one horse they leave the heel to high on one hind . Been through more than one farrier.. getting pretty tired of it.
I feel your pain I having the same problems fired one farrier here just recently had new farrier out yesterday. This guy fixed a few problems but left heels under run. I have yet to find a farrier that's any good not sure iam having this new guy back either. Problem is come riding season our boys need shoes the wear way exceeds the growth. So might just have to put up with less then good farrier work. Been through 4 farriers 5 including the new one.
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You just haven't found the right farrier. A good farrier and you probably wouldn't be in this position.
That's really stating the obvious! It's very frequently a very hard thing for people to find a GOOD farrier.

Goosey, haven't read all replies - only got that far, but it sounds like the area should be resected, to cut away any infected tissue & allow more effective treatment.
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post #18 of 25 Old 02-07-2013, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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You were spot on loosie. I floated her to the vet surgery this afternoon where she went under anesthetic and got the loose piece of heel removed.
She went very well! She is now going to get penicillin twice daily and bute at night.
So relieved!!!
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post #19 of 25 Old 02-07-2013, 06:27 AM Thread Starter
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Question with hoof boots: can you use hoof boots on just the back hooves? Im wondering if this might be an option for cleaner environment for hoof to heal in.
Here are some ******GRAPHIC*******pictures of her surgery:




Down look if you get queasy! Even though its mainly iodine scrub not blood :)
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Question with hoof boots: can you use hoof boots on just the back hooves? Im wondering if this might be an option for cleaner environment for hoof to heal in.
Here are some ******GRAPHIC*******pictures of her surgery:




Down look if you get queasy! Even though its mainly iodine scrub not blood :)
Hoping for a speedy recovery!!!!
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