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post #51 of 83 Old 03-04-2014, 12:50 AM
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Poor boy glad your able to get the vet out tomorrow.. That's still pretty quick for a vet.. Here it would take a week or so unless the horse was literally dying right there and then.

How is he doing with his padded up hooves? Just wondering if maybe some foam pads or even some gamgee/cushion bandage padding might be more cushioning than just pads and nappies, it's a pretty experimental process when you've never seen anything like it before.

I don't know a whole lot about hooves and the way they are meant to look, but wow those definitely don't look normal at all.. Even the backs of the frogs look strange to me, as if the back of the frog hasn't been cut but the rest of it has. I hope your vet has some good advice tomorrow.

I wonder if some liniment would help his poor tightened tummy, I've not ever used it for that, but surely the tummy tucking would be him tightening his muscles up cause things hurt.

Poor guy he's certainly having a bit of a rough time of it

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He won't be for long........
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seriously..im an an apprenticeship right now...whenever i trim a horse..my mentor CHECKS to make sure everything is ok...he doesnt just walk away and leave it...thats extremely unprofessional...we apprentices NEED to have our work checked...
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seriously..im an an apprenticeship right now...whenever i trim a horse..my mentor CHECKS to make sure everything is ok...he doesnt just walk away and leave it...thats extremely unprofessional...we apprentices NEED to have our work checked...
Good point! If the vet says it was the farrier then he is to blame to even if the apprentice did it. Sad to say for I really liked him. I have had him for a long time and he usually did so well but not going to go threw this again for sure. I have another farrier who I am ready to call and get references from.
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Good point! If the vet says it was the farrier then he is to blame to even if the apprentice did it. Sad to say for I really liked him. I have had him for a long time and he usually did so well but not going to go threw this again for sure. I have another farrier who I am ready to call and get references from.
unfortunately this happens..even the best most experienced farriers make mistakes...but cutting the frog too low? i have never seen it...that was the first thing that i was taught not to do...well that and how to make sure everything is level...but still..no matter how nice the guy is..niceness does not make a good farrier...the knowledge does, this is why my mentor is paying for me to go to the school..he wants me to do right by the horses and to not make mistakes such as this...if it is indeed the farrier..i would call the american farriers association if he is registered with them because in all honesty...he should not be teaching.
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Poor boy glad your able to get the vet out tomorrow.. That's still pretty quick for a vet.. Here it would take a week or so unless the horse was literally dying right there and then.

How is he doing with his padded up hooves? Just wondering if maybe some foam pads or even some gamgee/cushion bandage padding might be more cushioning than just pads and nappies, it's a pretty experimental process when you've never seen anything like it before.

I don't know a whole lot about hooves and the way they are meant to look, but wow those definitely don't look normal at all.. Even the backs of the frogs look strange to me, as if the back of the frog hasn't been cut but the rest of it has. I hope your vet has some good advice tomorrow.

I wonder if some liniment would help his poor tightened tummy, I've not ever used it for that, but surely the tummy tucking would be him tightening his muscles up cause things hurt.

Poor guy he's certainly having a bit of a rough time of it
A week! Dang, only once did it take a week for our vet but he was really really booked then. Though he is going pretty fast for us with coming out early tomorrow. Usually it takes a couple days, unless life threatening then he will come out pronto or if worse comes to worse and he is busy on emergency already he will give us to another vet he trusts. He knows we only call if it is a real emergency not just a little scratch.

The back of the frogs what is freaking me out as well. It was not like that a few days ago. It is just splitting like that. His hoof is soft like rubber now so it is probably splitting real easily and painfully right now. I am going to ask the vet if some of those horse therapeutic boots will be better than what we are self padding him with now. It will cost us but be worth it in the end if it makes him better.

My mom just checked him and walked him a few mins ago and says he seems much better and was actually out walking her in the corral as apposed to earlier, without his boots on, we were dragging him. On top of that he gobbled his small little mash she gave him.
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Hmm, do you have a dry area to stand him on for a little while each day? Just to let the airflow get in there, it will be uncomfortable for him unless he has bute or something but the last thing you want to add to the mix now is a bacterial or fungal infection from dampness and warmth that can occur inside the hoof bandages from his body heat.. Do hooves sweat??

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Hmm, do you have a dry area to stand him on for a little while each day? Just to let the airflow get in there, it will be uncomfortable for him unless he has bute or something but the last thing you want to add to the mix now is a bacterial or fungal infection from dampness and warmth that can occur inside the hoof bandages from his body heat.. Do hooves sweat??
Yes, we take him out to clean his feet just stand with him in our driveway to give him a break. During this time we put betadine on his hooves and let his hooves dry out. After breaktime is over then he goes back into the bandages. I don't think horses hooves sweat, never seen then with all the padding I have done. I wish I could temp. move his corral into the driveway just to keep him dry but unfortunately we have tenits who need to use the driveway many times a day to get in and out. All we can do is keep his stall clean and as dry as we can keep it and let him have his standing breaks in the driveway right now. Hopefully no more big storms pass threw here to make things muddier.
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I hope things get better soon, let us know what the vet says tomorrow, I for one would be really interested to see how this case goes along

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is it alright if i save the picture and show it to my mentor Robert? he may have some advice for you as well.
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is it alright if i save the picture and show it to my mentor Robert? he may have some advice for you as well.
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