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        08-23-2009, 09:41 PM
    Green Broke

    I have been having issues with my last farrier flaking on me and not showing when he said. As a result, Thunder went about 8 weeks without a trim. I called another barn member's farrier who is a natural horsemanship barefoot trimmer, had good reccomendations, come out and do a trim for me. He ended up finding 3 abscesses, all in different foot. Not big ones, but enough to be pussing. Thunder is not lame and is not showing any sign of pain or issues. The farrier sounded very knowledgeable and told me to clean them and then flush with a cleaner every day to every other day. Thunder has not been in any mud, just dryer ground. Any suggestions as to why he has so many abscesses? He also had one that healed itself 2 1/2 months ago. I don't know anything about this except what the farrier explained. Any advice or suggestions would be excellent, and also, how do you feel about the natural trim??
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        08-23-2009, 10:58 PM
    Has he been on fresh lush grass lately?

    My Clyde mare kept coming down with absess's and we figured out that the grass was too rich and lush for her since she came off a mostly dirt paddock before.
        08-23-2009, 11:12 PM
    Green Broke
    Nope no lush pasture/grass.

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