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post #1 of 13 Old 06-29-2011, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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need suggestions about hoof

I really need some suggestions.
My TB's condition isn't going well :(
Her hoof is cracked and there is a small white place which is between the cracked hoof.According to farrier it is lamina, it is seen rare, he even wants to take photos and put it in his new book.
According to him, lamina has got out of the crack and started to overgrow.It should be freezed(cautery) and I should wait until the scab falls.
But the tool used in the clinics isn't strong, just freezes a little bit.He applied it this morning and wants to continue applying till that white section dries and falls.(I guess this means at least 4-5 times of freezing) Anytime he starts to freeze there, it starts to bleed :( also all of these treatments have to be done under local anesthesia.
This makes us really unhappy.
Beside that according to vet. we should wait for the cracked hoof to grow because when it grows longer, it will cut down that white section.So I shouldn't apply anything.

My mind is confused at all.I got this horse 3 years ago and I am not so experienced.I hope someone can give me suggestions.I really need help and don't know what to so since everybody is thinking in different ways.

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-29-2011, 07:01 PM
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Where are you located?
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I thought I sensed an out-of-US-ness about your post. Wish I could help more. What are your veterinary facilities like over there? From the way your posts reads, it seems like the farrier is the one doing the "vet" care....I'm assuming you don't have big hospital-like horse facilities near you, but maybe I'm wrong.

How did this happen originally? Did he catch his hoof in something and tear it to pieces? Is he lame on this foot?

I'm going to send you a link by private message that may lead you to people who know far more than I or other people on this forum about such strange matters.
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post #5 of 13 Old 06-30-2011, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your help:)
It started with a small crack then got infected.
My farrier had to cut away the affected area.Now we have that white-yellow thing. I don't know if it is proud flesh.
My farrier recommended cold cautery and then to wrap that area but my vet recommended not to do anything.(to leave it in this condition and it won't effect anything when the hoof grows)
I read some comments about equaide,etc (products for proud flesh)
I don't know which one is better? Product or cautery or doing nothing?
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I talked to 3 vets.No one here has ever seen anything like this before.
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post #7 of 13 Old 06-30-2011, 08:17 AM
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What the laminae already protruding when he had the crack? Or did your farrier get too close when removing the hoof wall? It seems so strange to burn that off especially because it IS a growing part of the body and it takes time but will grow out. Its not like a crack that will spread. I would have to trust the vet on that one and see about a different Farrier, that's what I would do anyway. Is he on any pain medicines? That looks painful. Poor by, I hope you get him feeling better :( post pictures as he progresses. Is he on any hoof supplements? They could be a good idea to help his hoof strengthen and grow faster. I'd also evaluate what caused the crack. Length between trimmings, diet, footing conditions. And try to fix the cause so you never have to deal with this again
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post #8 of 13 Old 07-01-2011, 03:01 AM Thread Starter
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When farrier started to cut away the crack, he realised that "thing"- it was small in taht time and he tried to open around it as much as possible to see if it's abscess.Maybe this caused irritation :(
She gets biotins, also last week she took antihistaminic,pain killer Farrier is coming to check and trim once a month.
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post #9 of 13 Old 07-01-2011, 12:21 PM
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Perhaps you could send good pictures & info to The vet there (Dr. Redden) has a lot of hoof experience with crack repairs etc.. Maybe your farrier & vet could get some info and hopefully help from him.
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post #10 of 13 Old 07-01-2011, 12:38 PM
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Absolutely nothing to offer, I have never seen or heard of such a thing. Just subbing, I do hope you keep us updated on her and how things progress.

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