Hoof related lameness question!!
sorry this is going to be kind of long....
I have a 5 year old QH mare and she IS in FOAL about 6 months along. So back in spring I had front shoes put on her and she got a few cracks while shod..lost a shoe, farrier came back out reshod her and she was dead lame for about 2 days..then she seemed fine..about two weeks go by and she got a huge crack in her front toe..called farrier he came out and reshod her again..poor girl could barely walk again...and in the mean time she ended up with a quarter crack in her back hoof..and her other front started getting cracks.. about 3 weeks she lost a shoe and I pulled the other shoe..called farrier and he never returned a phone call..errrr.. So, I have been calling around to find another but it's so hard to find a "REAL FARRIER" where I live..so now she has complete seperation of hoof and sole in toe area...I took her to our vet clinic they said, I have to find a farrier to work closely with and gave me some white lighting used for treating WLD or seedy toe..She is on a hoof supplement daily treatment with the white lighting and I am trying to find a CJMF in our area that would be willing to come out to our place...yesterday she turned up dead lame in her hind hoof BTW she has hoof seperation in all 4 hooves.. so I guess my question is does anyone have any advice/treatment while I search for a CJMF? I called the vet again and they told me I need to work with a farrier and see what he/she sugguests we do for her.
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