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post #1 of 61 Old 05-16-2012, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hoof Shape Growth?

Can we talk about this?

Sorry for posting all of these really cool pictures but it's the most recent ones, thus relevant.



The one on the right is curving strangely... what would be the cause?

And the one on the left looks clubby in this picture (but it's the angle as none of the other pics show it like this)

But what is going on with the right one??

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post #2 of 61 Old 05-16-2012, 10:47 PM
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He be jammin? Seriously. I'd think that from the way his hair line is at the band. It curves, and shouldn't from everything I have read.

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He's having all sorts of problems lately :( But I think this one has been going on for awhile.. he just swapped farriers so hopefully we iron this out. I just don't know what it is!

Maybe something about the way he stands?

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Something causing pressure or pinching? They look like they can't grow correctly.... I marked the picture where I think part of his problem is. Do you mind if I post it so I can see if I am right?

We both know I am not a pro LOL so maybe some of the folks who know what they are doing will respond.

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Sure, anything helps.

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Oh and just so everyone knows, he isn't lame. Never has and hopefully never will be. Just I don't think lameness is the only symptom that something is off.

Trying to figure out if there are fronts or backs too..
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The curves between the arrows is where I think his hooves are jammed
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So what is a hoof jam?

EDIT: Researched and found out.. and that seems to fit the bill since this wasn't going on last year as far as I know. I saw causes could be poor trimming and bad conformation. Any other causes?

And there is bruising on the outer wall.. I have a picture of that too. This wasn't happening last year.. so could this hoof jam cause other problems like say.. old injuries flaring up and cracks/abscesses?

Cause if so.. that would explain a lot.

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From everything I have read lately, yep sure could. Did it? That I would want a REALLY good opinion on.

I read one way to "fix" it is float the hoof slightly under the jammed area. Bring it down over time so it doesn't crack, but do it fast enough to get the relief so they don't crack. It's a fine line when you are talking about hooves *sigh*

General consensus seems to be that once you get them straightened out, it's a whole lot easier to keep them that way.

ETA: I wonder if pads help this also... providing support, but helping a bit more give when you float the area. I gotta remember to ask this one to the farrier when/if he comes to do Rascals feet Friday.

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Yep, Rascal is bruising on the white hind. I am stumped as to why though. I can't help but wonder if his toes are to long and that is causing part of it. But when you look at it, the toes aren't long... I know that sounds contradictory, but If you look at it from the bottom maybe you will see what I mean LOL

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