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    09-11-2012, 06:19 PM
  #11
Yearling
Please say you mean "hoof wall" will fall off? I've never heard of an entire hoof falling off but I'm certainly no expert.
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    09-11-2012, 07:00 PM
  #12
Weanling
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Originally Posted by BubblesBlue    
Okay so finally I got the whole story today.

She still has the hoof.
What is going to happen is that the abcsess was so severe that her hoof is going to fall off. :(
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Ouchie poor thing! I'm so sorry...

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Originally Posted by Zeke    
Please say you mean "hoof wall" will fall off? I've never heard of an entire hoof falling off but I'm certainly no expert.
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I read a fictitious story about a Paso Fino horse when I was a kid, it was called Danza. There is a part where the boy is taking care of this horse, I can't remember how it got sick but he did. As he moved around the horse, in taking care of it, the outer hoof caved in and little by little all four fell off. I guess it's like a busted fingernail that falls off and it will take a while but hopefully it will grow back.
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    09-11-2012, 07:02 PM
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Yearling
Absit...as you say yourself though, that story is fictitious.
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    09-11-2012, 07:09 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by Zeke    
Absit...as you say yourself though, that story is fictitious.
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Really. I wasn't slamming you, I was just stating my opinion but you had to get all defensive...which is pointless considering this is a forum that people ask for advice...
     
    09-11-2012, 07:24 PM
  #15
Yearling
I'm not upset, just trying to figure out if there is an actual case of a horse's hoof falling of from an access. I have never heard of a case, but that doesn't mean it hasn't happened. If someone has experience with a horse they know suffering from an abscess that destructive I'd like to know about it, I'm all for learning new things!
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    09-11-2012, 07:32 PM
  #16
Weanling
I'm sure the "real hoof" is still intact. Just the hoof wall is going to fall off then regrow back.

Although I'm no vet and this is not my horse. I am only relaying what I heard. Plus I'm no vet either so I can't put any light on the situation.
     
    09-11-2012, 07:49 PM
  #17
Yearling
As horrible as a hoof wall falling off sounds at least in theory it can grow back? Yikes! Hearing "hoof falling off" made me think of a horse with a stump that would eventually be required to be out down due to basically losing functionality of the limb, hope this isn't the case even with the wall too. Ok I'm totally intrigued now lol.
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    09-11-2012, 07:52 PM
  #18
Weanling
If that was to happen, we would put the horse down. :(
It just isn't worth it.
Poor horse is only 5 though and ever since we've gotten her, she's had around 4 injuries that rendered her unrideable for a few months at a time.
     
    09-11-2012, 08:05 PM
  #19
Yearling
I totally see where you guys are coming from, what a lame situation! :(
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    09-11-2012, 08:13 PM
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Yearling
Many years ago I had a mare that had a super bad absess. A large portion of the hoof wall was removed, the hoof had to be wrapped all the time and she was in a super clean stall to prevent infection. It was rewrapped ever other day and kept very dry. It took forever but the hoof grew back and she had many good years of riding and burning around the pasture ruling over her band of ponies.

Absesses stink, they hurt the horse so much, stink and take much time to fix.

I had a friend who's Saddlebred mare had a stone break out of the leg just under the knee. The vet figured it traveled up the leg. Strange but true and really gross too. At least once that one broke open the mare was sound fairly quickly after.
     

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