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    02-15-2012, 09:26 PM
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Foal
Hoof injury

Charlie will be 2 in April and we discover him this morning missing a chunk from the back of his hoof. He is putting weight on it and let me rinse it off and wrap it but it still worries me. Any suggestions or concerns I should look out for. I have no idea how he managed this :P

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    02-15-2012, 09:35 PM
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Green Broke
Is the link intended to provide a photo of the hoof? If so, it is not working. It is really better to insert the photo directly into your post so that it can be easily viewed by all reading your post -- are you familiar with doing that?
     
    02-15-2012, 09:38 PM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by themacpack    
Is the link intended to provide a photo of the hoof? If so, it is not working. It is really better to insert the photo directly into your post so that it can be easily viewed by all reading your post -- are you familiar with doing that?

I tried to post the image in it but it kept asking for a link, the link worked for me I guess you might game to be logged into gmail. How would I post it straight to the post?
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    02-15-2012, 09:41 PM
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Yearling
I saw it and OMG......my gelding had a bad sole puncture last year and I had to disinfect, diaper and duct tape it for several weeks till new sole came in and it healed.

I don't know if that should be covered up or what! Have you had the vet out? I am not the first to jump at the phone for the vet but that would cause me some SERIOUS concern.
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    02-15-2012, 09:45 PM
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Yearling
Ouch! I think have the vet AND the farrier out ASAP, preferably at the same time. Good news is that I have seen horses come back from injuries like this and end up being riding sound ;) but remember each horse is different, but keep doing what you can and don't give up yet :)
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    02-15-2012, 09:46 PM
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Green Broke
Ditto getting the vet out.
Any idea how it happened?
     
    02-15-2012, 09:51 PM
  #7
Foal
He let me rinse it off and it is wrapped. My aunt is my go to for horse info but her son is getting married tomorrow so she's on overload I sent her a photo and she has sulfa she'll find on Friday. He isn't distressed and is willing to put weight on it, he even rested his other foot for a few minutes. He had the best manors while I washed it and wrapped.
     
    02-15-2012, 09:53 PM
  #8
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Gooseness    
He let me rinse it off and it is wrapped. My aunt is my go to for horse info but her son is getting married tomorrow so she's on overload I sent her a photo and she has sulfa she'll find on Friday. He isn't distressed and is willing to put weight on it, he even rested his other foot for a few minutes. He had the best manors while I washed it and wrapped.
Even though you have a go to person about horses (which is a GREAT thing) I still think the vet should be out ASAP.
     
    02-15-2012, 09:56 PM
  #9
Yearling
When my guy got his injury I called farrier first and farrier told me to contact vet. The big concern was having infection get up in the hoof and travel up the leg. They put my horse on a 10 day anti biotic to help support him threw it. That is a difficult area to heal.

In these instances time can be of the essence and no aunt of mine could of provided the radiographs necessary in my case.

I agree with having Farrier and vet both consult. My vet worked wonderfully with my farrier and they supported my horse threw his recovery.
     
    02-15-2012, 10:00 PM
  #10
Yearling
Also my guy was dead lame for 2 days and then perfectly sound. If not for the xrays would of not known he fractured his coffin bone. Would of let the puncture heal and ridden before he was ready.....some times knowing is priceless. I have never regretted that vet bill.
     

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