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post #1 of 3 Old 08-08-2012, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Sore Hoofs

We have a rescue horse that we have put weight on, and he is just the biggest sweetheart. He is not by any means overweight but he is definitely carrying a more healthy weight. The frogs of his front feet seem to be sore and cracking in some areas. We have had a dry summer, but I am wondering if the hoofs will now have to stregthen up with the additional weight and being ridden more. My farrier recommended thrush medicine in the cracked areas, but I am wondering if I should purchase some hoof boots to help eliminate some of the stress for a while. Or could he need these boots for the rest of his life? And would he wear them while in pasture for a while? My other horses have never experienced this but this has been our first rescue horse that was very thin. Any guidance would be so much appreciated - we just adore him and want to do what's best.
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-09-2012, 02:45 AM
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Esp as your farrier has also suggested it, the 'cracked' frogs sound like thrush & if they're obviously tender, it may be quite deep in the central sulcus.

Yes, both treatment and protection may well be necessary. Who knows how long/how much he may need boots or such, as there are so many factors. Many domestic horses do always require protection when they're on overly rough ground or such. Keeping boots on horses 24/7 isn't generally a good move, but luckily is rarely necessary anyway. They're usually comfortably enough on the surface they live on & only acute problems may need boots 24/7 for a time.
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-09-2012, 05:58 AM
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Seeing a lot of posts these days about horses with sore feet. Try venice turpentine on the soles for hardening.
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