Losing Hoof Sole - Help!
I have a mustang and quarter horse (both barefoot) and had been dealing with what I thought may be thrush issues. (white around the frog, strong bad odor) Yesterday when picking out their feet their soles started coming off in chunks (about 1/4 inch thick at a time and as big around as quarters to siler dollars) Underneath the sole is white and no heat. Neither are lame or sore and allow their feet to be looked at, touched and are not sensitive. In order to clean out the muck and such the hoof sole comes with it although it is not terribly crumbly. I have never seen anything like this before. I live in the panhandle of Texas, we have not had a rain in weeks. They are not stalled and have a dry sandy turnout. Any thoughts on what may be going on?
Last edited by cntrygrlmrt; 10-11-2010 at 07:43 PM.
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