My mare has developed a sore, swollen hoof. I have not seen her in about two months as I work in the next island she has been on lush green pasture since I saw her last and is nursing a five month old foal. Clearly this is a huge issue and I believe it has contributed to this.
Today I've come back home for a holiday and she is lame on the hoof in question. There is swelling half way down the front of the hoof and it is warm to touch. My guess is laminitis
Farrier is coming tomorrow and as it is dark and I've only just got inside, I will post photos then.
Any ideas what else it may be? I haven't had to deal with laminitis in a long time. Any tips please? I will cut down her pasture as it is WAY too much. Also hoping farrier will advise on care. Any other help would be appreciated am worried and upset enough already so please don't rake me over the coals. I would really like some pointers. Thanks guys