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  • What to do horse with soft hooves
  • Whiteline disease

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    06-23-2008, 10:21 PM
Don't worry those shoes are coming off asap. I just need to give them enough time to grow out. They're just too sore to keep barefoot at the moment, they don't even want to come out of their stalls :( I've learned more in the last week about hooves than I have in 10 years! With correct trimming they'll be good to go barefoot again in a month or two.
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    06-24-2008, 04:22 AM
Ok so I finally got around to getting fotos of one of the horses hooves. This is Nudge, my arabian pony gelding...

Near fore

Off fore


Off hind

Near hind

Near hind

I know there is some white line disease, he is being treated with salt baths...

And because of this the sole especially around the white line, is very soft.
Its being very hard to clear it up tho. I want to try spraying bleach on the hooves, what do people think??

    06-24-2008, 08:39 AM
Actually, I think they look pretty good. I don't know that I would say he needs the baths anymore. It doesn't look infected, it looks like the bevel isn't sharp enough, so when he grows a tiny bit, it would start to pry a little sooner.
The wall is a good, even height all the way around. I think I would want to finish the bevel a little more. When you get the bevel right, it will actually stop tiny bit of separation at the white line you see here. I don't think you have a germ issue, but a very slight mechanical one. Has he been sore for any reason on any footing? His feet look good to me.

Here's a picture of mine that really shows the bevel. See the difference in the hoof wall compared to yours? It's the only thing I would change on your horse's hooves at this point, based on just the pictures I can see.


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