Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sevierville, TN
Re: feeding Dumor is a really low end feed. You would get more bang for your buck by getting rid of most of the additives and feeding a better quality feed like Triple Crown that already has biotin and probiotics in it as well as a higher fat content. You could feed only that and maybe the alfalfa and sand clear and maybe some flax if you needed to and get rid of all that other stuff. IME, they grow the best feet on a quality diet that isnt mix and match. When yo umix and match you throw off the balance.
Ouchie feet need protection or they WILL end up abscessing or getting subsolar bruising. If it isnt from thrush or wetness, Id try casting these feet to give some 24 7 breathable relieve and support. Booting would work also but seems to hold in moisture as a rule and can actually make the feet softer if they were dry before. I also like the Perfect Hoof wear Pro inserts that you cast on as well as sole guard or a vettec pourin pad under the casting where appropriate. There are also glue on shoes if the wall can't be nailed to which are quite expensive tho. Casting is cheap (buy a box of resin casting off Ebay. 109 rolls for 30 bucks usually. 2 inch) and doable by most average people and provides great relief quickly for most horses. There are videos on how to do it out there as well and you can use small screws at the back of the quarters to help hold it on, vettecs glue at the toe if needed, as well as bell boots.
Married to my One! 10-11-13 Steampunk style:)
Last edited by Trinity3205; 08-25-2012 at 11:45 AM.