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post #1 of 26 Old 02-02-2012, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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Horizontal hoof cracks? with pics.

I noticed these a few weeks ago, it was after about a week and a half of very cold temparatures -40 and I would like a proffesionals opinion on the best corrective procedure. I am going to get my farrier out next week because he is due but his hoofs have always been very healthy and I wonder if it wasn't from the extreme cold? The first one is front left, second front right and the third is both rear.
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post #2 of 26 Old 02-02-2012, 06:32 PM
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I'm not an expert, but those toes look a little long. The growth line for new hoof is right around where that crack is.. I'm going to sub to see what other people say.

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Are the cracks on all four feet? I would say that they've been there for at least a month because of the amount of hoof growth above them. I shoe my own horses but if that happened to mine I'd have to call a farrier.

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Are the cracks on all four feet? I would say that they've been there for at least a month because of the amount of hoof growth above them. I shoe my own horses but if that happened to mine I'd have to call a farrier.
Been about 3 weeks since I noticed and yes I will be calling tonight, vets coming out next week as well and I rode him last week with no problems and they are growing very fast right now for some reason, all four are cracked yup...
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Also I know they are a long but he is just coming due now for a trim.
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That looks like normal periople when it gets & stays wet.
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That's what I thought in the first pic but in the second and third pics they sure look like cracks.

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That's what I thought in the first pic but in the second and third pics they sure look like cracks.
Yeah they sure do but I'll bet if one peeled at it with a fingernail it would be rubbery & separated a bit from the harder lower wall.
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That looks like normal periople when it gets & stays wet.
thanks for the pic I am hoping for the best:), we have had extreme weather changes here -40 one week 4-6c the next. He seems totally fine but I will have the farrier out next week and the vet comes for shots for my filly in two weeks. I should also mention they all started as just thin cracks and the whitish substance has recently formed, the one back hoof at the toe looks like it has a formation but it's just something from the ground, and the pictures kinda make things look worse than actual sight. One thing I do wonder about is if the coronet area looks healthy? To me it seems normal but I am not a expert, thanks for the help:).
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I don't see any cracks. Am I blind? I see the natural edge of the periople maybe an inch down from the hairline. Is that what you are talking about? The "whitish substance" -- do you mean the soft skin-like feature just below the hairline -- again that is the periople and is normal.

Looks like healthy hooves from the limited pics. Plus there is no way that all four hooves would crack horizontally at the same time. Well, I suppose anything is possible, but that's extremely unlikely.
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