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post #1 of 14 Old 02-02-2010, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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What is going on with her hoof

I was cleaning out my horses feet before riding and I noticed white chalky stuff when I picked her feet and it looks like something scraped the underneath hard and then I went to see if more would come off and a chunk did..I put some antibactrial stuff on it. It's a smalls spot...it's not by the frog.

Anyone ever seen that happen?
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post #2 of 14 Old 02-02-2010, 11:43 PM
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Sounds like sole shedding to me...

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post #3 of 14 Old 02-02-2010, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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is the bad?
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post #4 of 14 Old 02-02-2010, 11:45 PM
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Does it smell? It could be thrush... It's hard to tell by your description. Could you get a picture?

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post #5 of 14 Old 02-02-2010, 11:47 PM
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sole shedding isn't bad, thrush is bad

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post #6 of 14 Old 02-02-2010, 11:52 PM
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-shrugs- I wouldn't worry too much about thrush. It's not the worst thing that can happen to your horses feet. Horses get thrush, you take care of it and it's over. If it is thrush, get some Kopertox and your problem will be solved. Not a big deal.

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It doesn't smell.
I will take a picture to show you. Hope it's not thrush. I doubt it is.
It's white and chalky..size of a dime. I will get a picture.
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post #8 of 14 Old 02-03-2010, 12:02 AM
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At least it isn't stinky! If it was thrush, you'd smell it =)

I'll go with what Honeysuga said then. It's probably just her sole shedding out.

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post #9 of 14 Old 02-03-2010, 12:17 AM
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Thrush is usually black and smells bad.

The white chalky stuff is just shedding sole. It usually means she's not shedding it on her own, which is common in wet weather or soft pastures. Just mention it to your farrier next time he/she is out. You'll want all of the dead sole removed so the farrier can see how much hoof wall he/she can really take off.

It also doesn't hurt to scrape it out yourself. Use your hoof pick or the blunt side of a hoof knife. Quit scraping when you run in to a "waxy" type material that doesn't scrape off well. That's the "live sole".
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post #10 of 14 Old 02-03-2010, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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thank you very much.
I wasn't sure if it was some type of bacteria since she was out in a field and it's been wet and muddy out.

I will scrape it tomorrow.

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