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    02-02-2010, 11:38 PM
Green Broke
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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    02-02-2010, 11:43 PM
Green Broke
Sounds like sole shedding to me...
    02-02-2010, 11:45 PM
Green Broke
Is the bad?
    02-02-2010, 11:45 PM
Does it smell? It could be thrush... It's hard to tell by your description. Could you get a picture?
    02-02-2010, 11:47 PM
Green Broke
Sole shedding isn't bad, thrush is bad
    02-02-2010, 11:52 PM
-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.
    02-02-2010, 11:58 PM
Green Broke
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.
    02-03-2010, 12:02 AM
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.
    02-03-2010, 12:17 AM
Green Broke
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".
    02-03-2010, 01:12 AM
Green Broke
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.

Thank you.

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