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Any clue what is wrong with his hoof? (Red frog)

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        03-03-2014, 05:07 PM
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    It sounds to me like you really need a vet at this point, especially with the colic.
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        03-03-2014, 05:09 PM
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    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    He won't be for long........
    Seriously. I sure hope that you have left messages with him and that he tries to make this right. You can bet that he won't have a lot of clients left if those horrible photos of your horse's feet get passed around...

    I'm sorry to hear that he is having all of these troubles. Call the vet, keep him as comfortable as you can, and I hope he starts feeling much better very soon!
        03-03-2014, 07:02 PM
    Definitely high time your mums horse see's the vet I think OP.. Poor poor horse He at least needs some pain killers of some description at the very minimum.

    He's probably gone and coliced due to 1. The pain and stress of having such sore hooves, and 2. Everything else that he's going through at the moment, including the weather.

    How are you wrapping and padding his hooves? I would recommend incorporating nappies and duct tape into your hoof wraps if you haven't already.. Wrap as you normally would with your padding and vetwrap or whatever your using, then put a nappy over top (like you would put it on a child, do it up over his hoof) and duct tape over the nappy, believe me when I say that mix is brilliant, I use that method when dealing with abscesses in winter and it has always kept hooves dry for me thanks to the duct tape, plus the nappy provides a little more padding also.

    Is it mud fever or thrush? I got confused in your post on that one

    And is he on any hard feed at all? Just thinking at this stage he might benefit from a good quality mineral powder (preferably produced locally if possible, then it's made specifically for what your grounds are likely to be lacking).. And a good warm mash might just make him feel a little better while he's eating it.

    Poor thing, I hope you get this sorted soon
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        03-03-2014, 07:12 PM
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    Id call your farrier and send him pics of this poor horse's feet.
        03-03-2014, 09:07 PM
    I understand it may be difficult to arrange a time for the farrier to come out, but have you left messages for him? If so, he should be responding. If not, I'd let everyone know what happened and that you are not receiving any feedback from the farrier. Shameful.
        03-03-2014, 09:33 PM
    I would call a vet. If you can't get a hold of your farrier, start looking around for another good one to manage your horses hooves until you can get your farrier to your place.
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        03-03-2014, 09:42 PM
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    Subbing.. not even sure what to thinks. Hope the best for your boy1:)
        03-03-2014, 11:23 PM
    Oh, we for sure have called out the vet but he will not be able to come out till sometime tomorrow to look at our poor guy. His colic is minor (hard to notice if you didn't know the slightest signs). We are pretty sure his pain caused his colic. It is not too bad. He is perky (well perky as a horse in pain can be), he wants to eat, he is pooping (what is left over to poop), he is making stomach noises, but he is very uncomfortable and has that sucked in tight belly. We walk shortly every few hours and on top of this the vet said to give him some bute for the pain. His hooves on the other hand look worse. All four of them are blood red and the base of the frog looks like an apple core (all split open, pushed out, and hanging)'s very weird I could not describe it to the vet just pretty much said you have to see it to understand.

    After I cleaned his legs up today in the sunlight, it did not look as bad as my past horses mud fever legs. One leg is swollen on the canon bone area. But I am not sure if it is mud fever that it is cleaned up in the light where I can see it properly. Hopefully not...don't need another thing to add onto the list.

    We have his hooves pretty bandaged up right now with pads, diapers, even Cotex pads (vets going to love those when he cuts them off tomorrow but got to use what you've got! :P).

    I want verification from my vet tomorrow that it looks to be a bad cut job before I put total blame on the farrier/assistant. It looks to be the case with it being so ironic this all happens after he comes out but I don't want to lay down the blame yet till we are pretty certain.

    Just got to hang in there till the vet comes tomorrow....the answer to all my questions....

    Thanks for all the best wishes and prayers everyone!!!
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        03-03-2014, 11:39 PM
    Here are some pictures of his other hoof. I took this while I was cleaning out the muck from his foot today. I was still in the process of cleaning it so please excuse the still dirty hoof. But underneath all the muck his hoof is as blood red as the others. He was not a happy camper with me trying to clean out the frog let along touch was a pain and process to clean and bandage. I was trying to get a picture mainly of his cleaned up heal and how it is now flaring out, splitting, and coming forward. His hooves are so red and soft now. You can even see in one picture the red on the outside of his hoof.

        03-03-2014, 11:42 PM
    Originally Posted by caseymyhorserocks    
    I would call a vet. If you can't get a hold of your farrier, start looking around for another good one to manage your horses hooves until you can get your farrier to your place.
    If worse comes to worse and the vet says that is was all due to a bad farrier job I do have another farrier I am interested in who sounds good but I will for sure get references first.
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