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post #1 of 15 Old 05-05-2013, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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Horse is lame after trim

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I was wondering, if a horse is trimmed so short he is lame on all 4 feet, one hoof trimmed so short to the point of bleeding, is there anything that can be done? Is there anything a good farrier could do to help?

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post #2 of 15 Old 05-05-2013, 12:33 AM
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Yes you can have a (better) farrier glue on shoes, or you can buy hoof boots.
Either way, you need a new farrier.
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Yes you can have a (better) farrier glue on shoes, or you can buy hoof boots.
Either way, you need a new farrier.
Well, I had a really good farrier that did wonders for him but he had a heart attack. My vet recommended this farrier and today my gelding could not even walk.

I'm getting my good farrier (who can now work again) to check him out on Monday but I just needed something to put my mind at ease while I wait till then.

Thank you for your reply!

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If it's that short term, you can wrap in diapers and duct tape the way you would for an abscess.
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In a pinch I have purchased an exercise mat, (the solid foam kind like you would use in a yoga class) and cut it in pieces to fit the foot and duct taped them on.
The mats are usually 12 to 16 millimeters thick and I even was able to double when needed. (we used these on our laminitic mare when we purchased her and didn't have the hoof boots yet) Plus, the mats only cost under $15 (U.S.) for a 6 ft. Long piece. Allowing for many sets of pads on her. I still keep one around for emergencies.
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If it's that short term, you can wrap in diapers and duct tape the way you would for an abscess.
^^ This. They'll only last a few days, but diaper 'boots' are easy and great for the short term.

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^^ This. They'll only last a few days, but diaper 'boots' are easy and great for the short term.
Thank you all! I'm in town for church and will pick some up. Now the disposable diapers or cloth?
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Well, we found a nice piece of foam and vet wrapped them on and then put duct tape on. He is walking almost like normal now, and I can tell he feels better

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Yes. One adult XL will cover most hooves I've worked on.
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