Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: South Central PA
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Hooves warm after being trimmed/reshod?
My mare was just reshod yesterday (fronts only) and we noticed this morning that her front hooves are pretty warm. I know heat can result from increased blood supply (which could happen after being trimmed), but I'm concerned.
This mare had a laminitic episode in April. She is drylotted with tested hay low in NSC (approved by the vet). She does go out in the pasture, muzzled, for an hour, depending on weather (we don't like to put her out after a good rain if the grass might be growing quickly, for example).
She shows absolutely no signs of lameness, will turn on her front end no problem, no issues with walking on gravel, etc.
I'm calling the vet just to be sure, but I was wondering if anyone else had experienced an increase in hoof temps after trimming...
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