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post #1 of 8 Old 11-03-2011, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy layer of the frog coming off?

it doesnt seem to hurt her or anything, but its like a chunk of her frog is peeling off? what do i do and is she okay? will add a picture soon. i believe it had something to do with a gravel road we HAD to take. but she was kept off to the side && she does not get gravel tender usually. she's got good feet.
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-03-2011, 08:59 AM
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Frogs do shed. Maybe this is what's happening.
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post #3 of 8 Old 11-03-2011, 09:25 AM
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What goneriding said, their frogs shed off every year (I dunno what the norm is, but my mare sheds her twice a year. Her new ones just grew in.). So it's perfectly normal, she'll be tender over rocks and what not for a little bit, but really it isn't much of a bother. Just try to keep the frogs clean so that thrush doesn't get caught up in there as the new frog grows, and stay to the softer trails :) That's my advice.
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post #4 of 8 Old 11-03-2011, 09:33 AM
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What they said ^^^^
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post #5 of 8 Old 11-04-2011, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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ha i really didn't know that! it was just the amount that it was coming off in that kind of scared me a bit! but she didn't seem the least bit tender so i'm glad to hear that it's just the norm for her!! thanks so much for answering what seems to be my DUMB question lol. THANKS!!!
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post #6 of 8 Old 11-05-2011, 08:17 PM
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just make sure she gets good farrier care every 5-6 weeks. the farrier should trim all of that off when he comes.
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post #7 of 8 Old 11-05-2011, 08:27 PM
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You could take a sharp knife and cut it off. As long as you just cut the loose piece and don't gouge into the frog she'll be ok. Or if it's really loose you could try pulling it off. There isn't feeling in the outer frog and the farrier usually cuts that part off anyway. Or you could just leave it and it'll come off on it's own.
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post #8 of 8 Old 11-05-2011, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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oh alright, i believe i'll just leave it alone just to be safe! thanks for the advice guys!
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