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post #71 of 83 Old 03-04-2014, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by hermonine View Post
Well the vet came out and it just figures that my moms horse was acting perfect. He was walking normal again and trotting and not colicing, perky as ever....I was like perfect! Now the vet will think we are nuts!
Zeus did the same thing a few weeks ago, isn't that irritating?! He would go down every chance he got, then magically got better and started eating when the vet arrived...
I'm glad he's feeling better! Though I'd keep a close eye on him when you get him off the bute.

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Originally Posted by LemonZeus View Post
Zeus did the same thing a few weeks ago, isn't that irritating?! He would go down every chance he got, then magically got better and started eating when the vet arrived...
I'm glad he's feeling better! Though I'd keep a close eye on him when you get him off the bute.
I think our horses do it on purpose sometimes :P...they are just like children and will do anything to get away from the doctor lol. But for sure he is going to be on watch especially the first few days off the bute. I am going to have his glucosamine upped. We have been giving him very little but if it is all due to his arthritis + the bad trimming like the vet thinks then he really needs more. I do not want to see him like that again.
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post #73 of 83 Old 03-05-2014, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by hermonine View Post
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.

How can ANYONE with ANY knowledge about horses say that this is OK? IT IS NOT! Call another vet and call your farrier. NOW.
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post #74 of 83 Old 03-05-2014, 07:27 PM
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His feet do NOT look healthy. New vet now!
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post #75 of 83 Old 03-05-2014, 07:33 PM
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I'm with NorthernMama! I don't understand this situation at all. Every picture you have posted and all your comments worry the heck out of me for this horse. I don't understand the lack of concern or urgency from either the farrier or vet. I do understand Hermoine that this is your mother's horse and I have no idea how much control you have over the situation but seriously, this poor boy's feet look like a nightmare to me. These are hooves you see on a rehab site as the "before" pictures. Going out on a limb here but, someone somewhere has their head up their b*tt and it's the horse whose getting the bad end of the deal. Those hooves do NOT look Ok in any sense of the word.
Hermoine, your instincts are right. He needs help.
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post #76 of 83 Old 03-06-2014, 08:16 AM
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I read through this.. and I have to say.. it looks to me like you are very close to LOSING this horse. He will eventually go down and not get up and that will be the end of that.

You need a new vet or even to truck him to a Veterinary teaching facility that can take him on.


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post #77 of 83 Old 03-06-2014, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Kayella View Post
Like Khainon, I sent a picture to my mentor. I'll let you know what he says.

In the first picture, is that how muddy his stall is? If so, that could be a lot of the problem. I have seen frogs go red from being so water logged and diseased.

My farrier just textedrme back and said it's hard to tell from the picture, but it may be cankerous. He said he'd do a biopsy and culture of the frog to see what's going on. I'll send him a couple of your more recent pictures to see if they'll give him a better idea.
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my farrier said pretty much the same thing..also said to get the horse onto dry ground as well lol
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post #78 of 83 Old 03-22-2014, 07:39 PM
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How did this turn out??
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post #79 of 83 Old 03-23-2014, 12:32 AM
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How did this turn out??
I'm also curious to know...
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post #80 of 83 Old 03-28-2014, 07:36 AM
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Any updates ??
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