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post #11 of 18 Old 04-19-2013, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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They are on all 4, they aren't as pronounced on the back
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post #12 of 18 Old 04-19-2013, 04:08 PM
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Usually but not always. Pairs are sometimes affected depending on the cause but not all four. It depends. Single foot rings typically mean trama to that one foot only...abcess, fever etc.

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post #13 of 18 Old 04-19-2013, 04:32 PM
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Ditto what Trinity said, just an upset in his environment 3-4 months ago. My colt has much more noticeable rings on his feet from almost foundering in January. His will probably grow out in the next 2 months with how quickly his feet grow. Just give it a few more months and they'll grow out no problem. :)

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Ditto Trinity & Kayella. They're 'growth' or 'founder' rings, that would have started at the coronary border. Perhaps you didn't notice them then because they look minor & periople may have been covering them until recently.

I think it's important to recognise & consider what is now termed 'low grade' or 'sub clinical' laminitic signs such as these. As Trinity says, no cause for worry, but something to be alert to. If you can recognise & consider the minor signs like this, I believe that the vast majority of major 'founder' can be completely avoided. 'Sub clinical' means no clinical symptoms, such as pain, lameness, inflammation, so many people don't even notice it, let alone recognise it as a laminitic 'event'. Laminitis can be caused from all sorts of things aside from diet/obesity. Any serious stress, physical or mental can potentially cause problems. They can be a short term, 'one off' type minor event, such as it seems this eg is, or they can be ongoing or major, causing constant rings & distortion that goes with that, or a major breakdown.
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I think the ridges were already there to start with...the boots may have just rubbed the area clean, making them more pronounced.
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post #16 of 18 Old 04-21-2013, 11:17 AM
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I have heard of this happening from boots, squeezing the the hoof wall where it is tightest.
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post #17 of 18 Old 04-21-2013, 06:34 PM
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Yes saddle, some can cause bruising, IME only at the heels, if not a perfect fit. Gloves won't though, IMO. But those aren't bruising & weren't caused by boots.
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post #18 of 18 Old 04-22-2013, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Oldhorselady View Post
I think the ridges were already there to start with...the boots may have just rubbed the area clean, making them more pronounced.
I think that may be exactly what happened LOL, I rarely hose off his hooves so once it grew down enough to be where the boots where the dirt was rubbed off showing them better
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