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post #11 of 27 Old 02-04-2012, 02:28 AM
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I hear ya! I always ask around at the barn before calling a vet; but usually you can ask to talk to them first to see if a barn visit is really necessary - let us know when you get an answer...I'm curious!

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post #12 of 27 Old 02-04-2012, 02:32 AM
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Has your horse always been barefoot or previously wore shoes?

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I would def call my farrier out if I was you. Also like the poster said above get something to prevent infection from your vet, just call and ask for some sort of feed through. I would also clean it really well and stick a boot on him, a diaper will only make it nasty if its wet were you have him.
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post #14 of 27 Old 02-04-2012, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
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I used to have shoes on her when I lived more up north because it was mainly rock and it was really painfull for her on trail rides etc etc, but just recently her and I have moved back down and she's been on a break, and also, A chick pulled off her last shoe for me (it was half off and all mangled :S) and a chunk of the hoof wall came off so I'm just letting that grow back and for pony club season to start up completely before she gets shod again
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I should also include her frog is very close (if not sitting right on) the ground. She has very sensitive feet and feels pain when even walking on a road,dirt and rocks without shoes. She's not shod at the moment her feet are growing as she had a fair bit of her hoof ripped off when a shoe was stuck.
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The way I took this was she usually does but currently does not have her shoes because of the outcome from a thrown shoe.
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Have you had a farrier look at the damaged wall yet?
Often they will put shoes back on, and nail around the damaged area, with regular trims every couple of weeks. Otherwise, you will be wearing the damaged area down further, as well as risking issues such as what you are currently having, with foot soreness.
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Hi There...
My horse has FOUR of those in all four feet. I have had the farrier out and vet out. Mine is due to being sored(twh) when he was younger and they sored him very low so when a small crack appears it grows like yours. It is a thrush magnet!!! This is what I have been told to do. I soak in epsom salt, I use "tommorow" (made to dry up cow udders but used for thrush as well). Tomorrow has a syringe on it so you can get it up in those cracks and not only does it get rid of the thrush it also seems to dry out the cracks and make them smaller. My farrier will also take cotton soaked in thrush buster and put them up there for a few days(i pull it out). It takes a LONG time for those cracks to heal....there is also a new product that I am going to try, I forgot the name, I will send to you when I get it. Supposed to help close the cracks.

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My horse has FOUR of those in all four feet. I have had the farrier out and vet out. Mine is due to being sored(twh) when he was younger and they sored him very low so when a small crack appears it grows like yours. It is a thrush magnet!!! This is what I have been told to do. I soak in epsom salt, I use "tommorow" (made to dry up cow udders but used for thrush as well). Tomorrow has a syringe on it so you can get it up in those cracks and not only does it get rid of the thrush it also seems to dry out the cracks and make them smaller. My farrier will also take cotton soaked in thrush buster and put them up there for a few days(i pull it out). It takes a LONG time for those cracks to heal....there is also a new product that I am going to try, I forgot the name, I will send to you when I get it. Supposed to help close the cracks.
I have read about this online, I was doing some research on it because I was curious. It seems like this helps a lot of horses!

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Thanks! I'm deffinatly going to get the farrier out!

A friend of mine recommended that I use "Purple spray" to get rid of infection until then
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