Originally Posted by tlkng1
I am still waiting on my vet's final look at the x-rays and PPE report before committing but it looks good; he couldn't do the exam as it was out of their work area but a PPE is a PPE..and radiographs don't lie.
After thinking on it, and researching things, for a LONG time last night, I am more inclined towards the shoes vice the boots. I think in this horse's case the glue "build" on the hoof will help more than the natural process of being inside the boot. It also will keep me from being paranoid if I can't make it down to the barn for one reason or another which does crop up occasionally. The barn crew would remove and put on the boot, that I know, but they won't clean them.
Well, I hope you get him! How exciting!
Just food for thought. I had a mare I had boot for several weeks. She went from soft sandy ground to solid rocks and didn't transition as well as the others. She eventually did transition and never had another problem. I live in an arid area. I took them off each day to inspect/clean. There was rarely anything in there to "clean" out, most often it was a tiny
amount of dirt (more like "dust") that I just "knocked" out. So, depending on his environment - I thought I would just throw that out there b/c in my case, it rarely required more effort than to remove them, inspect and knock them out, and put them back on.