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    08-06-2014, 10:27 AM
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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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    08-06-2014, 11:37 AM
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If the horse is not showing any signs of lamness then there is probably no problem.
Determining if the Hoof is warm can be difficult even for the pros!
Can you feel an increased puls? The 2 artaries comming down on the back of the fetlock.
     
    08-06-2014, 08:59 PM
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No increased pulse. I have an infrared thermometer that I went and got after we noticed her feet were warm. Her fronts were 10 degrees warmer than the backs (fronts were 86/85; backs were 76/75; ambient air temp was low 70s). Tonight, her fronts are 85/85 and the backs are 83/83, ambient air temperature 78. I checked the other horses and they are 80-82 all the way around.
     
    08-07-2014, 04:30 AM
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Wow, thatīs a new one for me! Infored Thermometer, does it register body temp 98.6? Why airnīt hospitals useing them?

If there is no puls and the horse is not limping then I would not worry about it.
There can be lots of reasons for the temp differances, like if the feet are being loaded a lot, the infore is just showing that the blood is circulating through the foot as it should.
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    08-07-2014, 08:36 AM
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I agree with amigoboy. Sometimes it is so easy to overthink when we are concerned about our beloved animals.
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    08-07-2014, 10:05 AM
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Wow, thatīs a new one for me! Infored Thermometer, does it register body temp 98.6? Why airnīt hospitals useing them?

If there is no puls and the horse is not limping then I would not worry about it.
There can be lots of reasons for the temp differances, like if the feet are being loaded a lot, the infore is just showing that the blood is circulating through the foot as it should.
The IR thermometers are great for lots of things, including monitoring hooves and finding inflammation in shoulders, legs, etc. Hospitals *do* use them... in people's ears.

I know there can be lots of reasons for warmer feet, which is why I asked if anyone had noticed hooves being warmer after being trimmed/shod. I had read that sometimes if the sole is pared out, it can increase blood supply and cause the hoof to warm, so I just was wondering if anyone could confirm that.

Thanks for the replies. Her hooves are back to normal this morning, so I'm going to chalk it up to the trim.
     
    08-07-2014, 11:16 AM
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Oh....so thatīs what they are, the ear temp. Never thought about how it worked.
Iīv been a regular hospital patient and saw they stopped useing the ear temp, I asked the nurse why and she said they were not very accurate so they Went back to the old under the arm and for spot on the Ol South End.
Thanks for telling me that.

Yes trimming the sole by thinning it down will help too increase preasure in the pump systom of the foot.
We do not want to make the horse foot sore by taking too much, normaly we just Clean out the dead stuff.
     
    08-07-2014, 11:21 AM
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Oh....so thatīs what they are, the ear temp. Never thought about how it worked.
Iīv been a regular hospital patient and saw they stopped useing the ear temp, I asked the nurse why and she said they were not very accurate so they Went back to the old under the arm and for spot on the Ol South End.
Thanks for telling me that.
A nurse told me they have to be used correctly. Most people don't position them correctly.

My thinking is that even if they aren't accurate to the degree, they can still tell me when something is hotter than it normally is... : )
     
    08-07-2014, 11:31 AM
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Yes if you got one use it, itīs a usefull fun tool but it is not going to tell you if there is inflamation in the foot or if the horse is running a fevor unless you can stick it in his ear or the South End too get a Reading.
     
    08-07-2014, 08:57 PM
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Yes if you got one use it, itīs a usefull fun tool but it is not going to tell you if there is inflamation in the foot or if the horse is running a fevor unless you can stick it in his ear or the South End too get a Reading.
It is a useful took, according to my vet (and many others). She said when there is inflammation that results in heat, you can scan the leg, the hoof, etc to pinpoint certain issues. Many people have used it to successfully diagnose problems (and many equine supply places sell them specifically for horses). While it can't tell if the horse is running a fever (of course not), it can tell when inflammation is causing heat somewhere externally accessible. While not as accurate as thermography, it is certainly useful. For example:

Equine Athlete - "Team MONK Endurance": Thermometer
     

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