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post #1 of 38 Old 07-28-2012, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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hind leg and hoof injury (very graphic)

]Well here it goes my horse somehow got his hind leg up in barbed wire fence and cut his leg very badly. He also has ripped his hoof off. I need a little help with the hoof part. I did get a vet out to deal with everything...long story short he is on meds for a while.

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post #2 of 38 Old 07-28-2012, 12:46 AM
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Wow, the hoof is off? If you have deep wire cuts,I use a product called UnderWood. You can check out your feed store for it or google it. Underwood is incredible for healing wounds. I'm sorry to hear about your horse,wish you luck

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I can't remember the name of the girl or the horse but there wasw a barrel horse who ripped his hoof off in his pasture and his owner had a video somewhere of what she did to help him while it grew back...gaaah why can't I remember her name?
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post #4 of 38 Old 07-28-2012, 12:55 AM
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Im sorry I have no advice but I would like to sub to see what others say. Best of luck to your horse!

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Ouchie! Was it the whole hoof capsule? What has been done for it & what 'help' were you hoping for?
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post #6 of 38 Old 07-30-2012, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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hind leg/hoof injury

Yes the hoof is off. I need to know how to get the hoof to start growing again and if anybody knows how to protect his hoof till it does start growing so that there is no more damage done.

Thanks in advance :)
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Holy.... $#^&.
What did the vet say to do? Will the horse ever recover to be even pasture sound?


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post #8 of 38 Old 07-30-2012, 12:29 AM
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I'm beyond words. I'm holding out hope for you, man that's a scary injury.
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post #9 of 38 Old 07-30-2012, 12:31 AM
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Holy crow! Poor guy! It's going to be a looooong recover process, and lets hope he makes it through.


It was Fallon Taylor and her stallion Chuck Taylor. He has started to grow a hoof back, but only after a year of medications and a slow and careful process.

I say give him a chance, but he may not fight through it so be prepared if it comes to that.
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post #10 of 38 Old 07-30-2012, 12:32 AM
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That's awful. I'm sorry you're having to deal with it. I can't believe the vet didn't dress the would better by debriding it and getting a look at how many structures were damaged. As far as protecting the hoof, it probably would need to be cleaned and cast in a way that could properly support his weight. Then his leg would be bandaged and he would also likely need immobilization and round the clock care. The assistance of a farrier who is skilled in rehab and special shoeing would be a great help too.

I'd say it's time to have the vet out again, or speak to one who is more of an equine specialist. Often you need to tell vets the level of care you are willing to spend and how you see the horse's future in order for them to assist you with that goal.

Good luck OP, I hope it all works out well.


On another note, the girl someone brought up who went through a similar situation is Fallon Taylor, but her horse went directly to an equine surgery center and stayed there for a good while.
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