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        08-08-2013, 06:30 PM
      #21
    Green Broke
    Hoof health comes from the inside out. Dump that sweet feed and the omelene isnt much better. They don't list biotin levels or starch levels in the feed. If it was good why doesnt purina list it ? Go with one of the lower starch feeds and the horseshoers secret mentioned.
         
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        08-08-2013, 07:32 PM
      #22
    Yearling
    Joe is right on track. I hate Purina. Triple Crown is a MUCH better formulated feed if you can get it.


    And if that farrier was REALLY good, in three shoeings, the heel and toe should be back where they belong and lined up to the BONE even if the farrier had to use a certain shoe or pad to get it there for now till the foot regrows out correctly. You appear to have some good toe flare there that has a shoe set out at the very end of it thus putting breakover way out in front of the end of p3 causing the foot to torque forward. You also have very under run heels.


    Contrary to popular belief, a skilled up to date with his education farrier can fix that in one or two settings these days. Sadly, lots of schools are pumping out old information fed farriers who can't fix this stuff because they don't really know how to do it properly.

    You should always have close to equal amounts of heel length and toe length when line is drawn through the true widest part of the foot which is right under the coffin joint. The horses is short shod and hanging off the toe with loads of toe left in front of the joint it appears. This is a horse with high risk for tendon injuries.

    The positive is that the frog looks very well developed and reasonably healthy. One good shoe job would do wonders for this animal.
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        08-08-2013, 09:01 PM
      #23
    Yearling
    Yes my guy can do that...and he had fixed a lot in 2 settings until he had to reset a 3rd time at only 3 weeks because of my horses feet going to crap after week of major rain. So this next shoeing he can fix a lot of what is going on...especially since there is no monsoon mud gooping rain in the schedule.
         
        08-09-2013, 11:10 AM
      #24
    Yearling
    We will see. My opinion is no, he can't. He doesnt know how as evidenced by what we see here. If he keeps setting the shoe on the end of the toe flare such as shown here, you arent going to get anywhere. Not to mention the horse is short shod with underrun heels that need trimmed back and down and there is what looks like a good deal of false sole buildup that is causing the foot to be longer than it needs to be. Rain will cause that false sole to come out and the hoof will look super long in the walls overnight practically because it actually IS long now. You just can't see it because of the false sole retained in there.
         
        08-09-2013, 11:19 AM
      #25
    Green Broke
    I don't know much about the actually trimming/shoeing, but I agree with everyone else that a TOPICAL treatment (like Iodine or "rain making") will not do squat for hooves. You got to get him on a supplement. And it's going to take a little time because the hoof is going to have to grow new and better material.

    I started Red on Platinum Performance CJ and I am loving it! Very expensive, but everyone I've talked to swears by it, including my equine specialist vet. Now, Red has pretty good feet, but I still believe a supplement can always help.

    I mean, I take a multivitamin, and calcium, and fish oil every single day. Why shouldn't my horses be on something extra?

    So I would definitely be putting JJ on some sort of hoof supplement or overall body supplement to help get those hooves healthy.

    I know finding a good farrier can be tricky. I'm very, very lucky that I've got TWO excellent farriers to choose from. I would not trust my horse's feet to anyone else.
         
        09-01-2014, 05:27 PM
      #26
    Foal
    Trinity can you explain what you mean with this statement ? (You appear to have some good toe flare there that has a shoe set out at the very end of it thus putting breakover way out in front of the end of p3 causing the foot to torque forward.) just curious Thanks
         
        09-01-2014, 06:44 PM
      #27
    Foal
    I spray diluted Iodine that you purchase at the feed store, big bottle, not even sure if it is called iodine, but I dilute it and spray the bottom on my horses feet, along the frog, I do this when I have his shoes pulled for winter, to help toughen them , not all the time though
         
        09-01-2014, 06:47 PM
      #28
    Foal
    I wish there was a better farrier out there for you, I am no expert, but , the shoes don't seem to fit this horse, or they need to be set back from the toe, again no expert, but it don't look right, agree to feed something to help his feet, good luck , so hard to find a good farrier it seems
         
        09-01-2014, 08:12 PM
      #29
    Trained
    OK, just drew on a couple of pics to show what I'm seeing. Bearing in mind the pics aren't great angles to be anything like accurate(the lines on sole shot are rough guesses), and that as the foot is overdue for a trim, that also makes it less accurate.

    On the side-on shot, the heels and toes have both been left to be too far forward & need to be taken back, to be in line with the bony column. It appears the heels are also quite high as well as forward, which is I think a big reason for the hairline being so 'lumpy' at the back. Bit hard, with that angle & not seeing the whole fetlock, but it seems the bony column angle(so dorsal wall) should be about that green line. That depression above & lump at the dorsal hairline, *could* also be a sign the bone has 'sunk' in relation to the capsule.... or, as I prefer to see it, the capsule has been pushed up around the bones.

    On the sole shot, the green lines show(roughly) where the edges of the shoes 'should' be. Heels back at the heel corners, toes back to allow appropriate breakover. Shoe heels appear a bit uneven, and while I'm not one for removing much sole & frog material as a rule, there is a s**t load of both, that appears to need removing, to even really tell what else/more needs doing with the rest. Removing sole/frog should not be a regular occurance, but it is often necessary. The excess & the imbalanced heels could just be that he's a bit overdue though.

    If you want to rehab these feet, I'd personally suggest avoiding conventional rims for now anyway, but especially if you're going to continue having him shod, he needs to be done very well, and frequently enough to disallow all that excess growth from skewing his feet further between farrier visits.
         
        09-01-2014, 08:18 PM
      #30
    Green Broke
    So the horses feet are dry and brittle so you were told to apply something that will make them dry and brittle... I am confused.

    Iodine (we use betadine) is good for treating problems like thrush, etc. However, because it is strong and will DRY things out it is not good to go crazy..
         

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