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        04-25-2013, 10:16 PM
      #31
    Trained
    The top pics of her left front look out of balance, and the bar (from the pic) looks like it would benefit from a trim.


    And, my favorite tool when it comes to thrush is a pick that looks like a "dental tool", but is actually for carving wax. It helps get every last possible nook and craney clean before you scrub and apply 50/50.


    Personally, I would not play w "ouchiness", and as others have said I would not ride her until it was completely resolved. If she has thrush, I would treat it, but I would be considering any other possible reasons, too. Did the terrain she is kept on change? Do you ride her on ground that is far harder than her pasture? Her diet, etc.,.
         
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        04-26-2013, 08:44 AM
      #32
    Green Broke
    OP contact Loosie on this forum. She can really help you point out what needs to be fixed with those hooves. You should be able to just send her a PM. She might not see this thread if it gets bumped down when she is checking this site.
         
        04-26-2013, 10:35 AM
      #33
    Banned
    I recently bought her back from a neglect situation. I had her from age 3-8 and just bought her back on 3/16 at age 10. Her previous hasn't been taking care of her and I'm really kicking myself in the rear for not noticing exactly how BAD her feet were until now. She was taken out of a VERY muddy and rocky paddock, and when we brought her here she has been in a dryer and less rocky paddock. She is on a round bale with 2 other horses, and gets grain twice a day.

    I will look up Loosie and see what help I can get.

    Farrier cancelled for Saturday
         
        04-26-2013, 10:47 AM
      #34
    Trained
    Well, just my opinion, I would eliminate the grain - today. There are many quality feeds out their w all the vitamins and minerals added that pose little to zero threat. If you do not know her care/diet history over the past few years, it is a "possible" cause of her discomfort. I personally would consider xrays to "remove all doubt" of laminitis, or other problem, and establish a baseline.
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        04-26-2013, 11:38 AM
      #35
    Banned
    Ok. I'm going to the barn as soon as I get out of work and I'll talk to the BO about cutting out the grain. Can I ask why cut out the grain? It's a feed in a purple bag... I don't buy it my BO does at our local Agway. From what I understand it's a well balanced grain with all necessary vitamins and minerals.

    She will not be ridden for at least two weeks, since I will be away, and my BO will keep up with her thrush medicine. I'll re-evaluate her condition when I return, before I ride her.
         
        04-26-2013, 11:56 AM
      #36
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PaintMommy87    
    Ok. I'm going to the barn as soon as I get out of work and I'll talk to the BO about cutting out the grain. Can I ask why cut out the grain? It's a feed in a purple bag... I don't buy it my BO does at our local Agway. From what I understand it's a well balanced grain with all necessary vitamins and minerals.

    She will not be ridden for at least two weeks, since I will be away, and my BO will keep up with her thrush medicine. I'll re-evaluate her condition when I return, before I ride her.
    I would check to make sure it is grain, not a low carb ration balancer or something before I eliminated it. I missed that she was at a barn and not directly under your care.

    The reason not to feed her grain - especially something along the lines of cob, is b/c you do not know what her problem is yet. If it is laminitus, or something along those lines, a chronic ration of grain would add to the problem. I wouldn't get panicked (although. I am one to talk). Since you do not know what her problem is, there is no reason to think the worst. But, I would take all the precautionary steps I could until I was sure "what was what".
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        04-26-2013, 12:09 PM
      #37
    Banned
    I put in a call to the vet, and waiting for the actual vet to call me back. She's really good, and lives down the road from the barn so she usually doesn't charge us a barn call fee (plus she's reaalllyyy good friends with my BO which helps ...), so as soon as I hear back from her I'll post on here her diagnosis.

    I also sent a message to loosie. I hope to hear from her soon!

    Thanks for everything!
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        04-26-2013, 05:11 PM
      #38
    Banned
    Vet said not lame, just sore from a bad trim job. Also my BO says I'm overreacting and to just flush her feet with iodine. Also says her frog is fine just underused due to prev owner not keeping up on trims and bad trim job by this farrier. Regular farrier coming in a couple of weeks.

    Also got yelled at for putting antibacterial ointment on feet since she says it will cause moisture to be retained in there.

    feel like I don't know what do to.
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        04-26-2013, 05:29 PM
      #39
    Banned
    That's your horse so id think you'd be allowed to treat her for thrush.the pics show she could have deep sulcus thrush. That ointment isn't goiging to hold wet in the hoofs if not treated will only get worse.

    So I would keep treating. Just curious how old are you?
         
        04-26-2013, 05:47 PM
      #40
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PaintMommy87    
    Vet said not lame, just sore from a bad trim job. Also my BO says I'm overreacting and to just flush her feet with iodine. Also says her frog is fine just underused due to prev owner not keeping up on trims and bad trim job by this farrier. Regular farrier coming in a couple of weeks.

    Also got yelled at for putting antibacterial ointment on feet since she says it will cause moisture to be retained in there.

    Feel like I don't know what do to.
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    Oh, good! At least all doubt has been removed. I don't think one can "over react" to "ouchiness", it is not something to play with.

    Everyone has their own way of treating thrush, so I wouldn't let the scolding bother me. I always scrub, add and dry before I squish ointment on and in, but I also live in a dry climate. I hope the farrier gives her some relief.
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