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  • Dorsal mark in horse hoof
  • Equine hoof dorsal coronary prolapse

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    05-23-2012, 12:22 AM
Unicorn hoof! :)

Front feet... just everyday shoeing on a horse that lives 24/7 on a hilly pasture. Fit him snug to reduce risk of lost shoes. Feet are basically falling apart so cleaned them up and fitted with a set of Kerckhaert standards.

The interesting part is the left hind foot!


And now... just because it's so **** interesting...

Trauma/abscess at coronary resulted in prolapse of corium tissue. The tissue took a blood supply along for the ride so continued to grow. Vet had tended original trauma and thought all would be fine. That was five weeks ago. Oops!

Permanent damage to coronary corium will mean this horse will present compromised dorsal hoof wall; probably permanent condition.

I left the "unicorn horn" for the vet to deal with since the blood supply was active.

One just never knows what we may encounter out there.

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    05-23-2012, 12:27 AM
That looks REALLY odd! Thanks for posting the pictures. I'm curious how the vet would "fix" it or treat it.
    05-23-2012, 12:27 AM
I have hear of this but never seen one thank you
    05-23-2012, 12:28 AM
I've heard of duck footed but that is more like dick footed

Very odd looking
    05-23-2012, 12:33 AM
Originally Posted by Rascaholic    
That looks REALLY odd! Thanks for posting the pictures. I'm curious how the vet would "fix" it or treat it.

Owner was calling the vet as I was leaving. She asked that I send photos via phone to her vet.

My guess is.... he'll sedate the horse; nerve block the hoof; surgically remove the prolapsed tissue (sad... I think it gives him character), then will cauterize the wound.

Then he'll wonder... how the heck am I going to keep the dorsal wall from pushing up and exerting ongoing pressure on the cauterized tissues.

That's when I'll get the call to come back and install a set of heartbars with impression material and floated toe on the hinds.

Better the client hear that from the vet than from me. His fee will reduce the shock value of my own.

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    05-23-2012, 12:34 AM
Smart man you are HM ;)
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    05-23-2012, 04:55 PM
Soo Odd!
    05-23-2012, 06:52 PM
Good lord, how interesting! Am I the only one that felt slightl queasy on seeing those pictures?

Poor horse :( And poor owner!
    05-23-2012, 06:56 PM
Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
I've heard of duck footed but that is more like dick footed

Very odd looking
    05-23-2012, 06:57 PM
Oh gosh that's weird!

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