Hoof falling off at coronary band!** - Page 2 - The Horse Forum

 24Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 21 Old 04-09-2014, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 7
• Horses: 0
Case 182 is exactly what is happening to her :(
So it can heal but that looks just cruel to me.. Not much of a life.. That's so so much for telling me about that site
Posted via Mobile Device
Ashleyhanna26 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 21 Old 04-09-2014, 08:56 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Phoenix Arizona
Posts: 4,095
• Horses: 5
This horse ripped his entire hoof off on the fence while kicking. He survived.
Start at 8 min mark.

Roux likes this.
KigerQueen is offline  
post #13 of 21 Old 04-09-2014, 09:51 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Posts: 11,348
• Horses: 3
I am sure there is the odd horse that survives a hoof sloughing off, but it is really is a death sentence for a horse unfortunately.
smrobs and KigerQueen like this.

I am not here to promote anythingNo, that's not true, I am here to promote everything equestrian and everyone enjoying horses!
waresbear is offline  
post #14 of 21 Old 04-09-2014, 10:35 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,009
• Horses: 1
AHHHHH!!!! Kiger you beat me to it... I was going to say why has no one posted Chuck Taylor yet!!!!
KigerQueen likes this.

"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald
I don't hear well and therefore I don't spell well... please don't pique on me!
Roux is offline  
post #15 of 21 Old 04-09-2014, 10:44 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,013
• Horses: 24
As Ware said, there is the occasional success story, but generally speaking, an injury like that is a death sentence.

Not only do you have to worry about the injured leg, but where you also run into problems is most horses will develop laminitis in the opposing leg (like Barbaro) from having all their weight on it.

Personally, I cannot fathom putting a horse I loved through months and months of agonizing treatment and constant pain for something with a very questionable outcome anyway. I'm not even going to go into the thousands of dollars of vet bills that would result.

If it was me, as tough as that decision is to make, I would likely give her a last meal of all her favorites and then have the vet end her pain.
franknbeans, sherie, Elana and 8 others like this.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is online now  
post #16 of 21 Old 04-10-2014, 01:22 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,009
• Horses: 1
OP I am not saying this is going to happen to your horse and I am not trying to be a downer but I think smrobs is right on this one...

I had a client who had a mare that got her leg stuck in a sliding stall door. The entire hoof was pulled clean off, like chuck's in the video above. I told her to put the horse down, the vets told her the same. She said the horse was too special to put down and by golly somehow she doctored that horse through it... it was one of the most horrific recoveries you can imagine and to top it all off the horse was still lame and in pain once the hoof was regrown. Once the horse was "all better" I still thought the poor thing should be PTS but the owner wouldn't hear it and she kept the poor thing limping around.

Its a pretty personal choice but if your horse does end up loosing the hoof you are in for a long road ahead and some really tough decisions.

I am sorry that you have to go through this, its too soon to know if she is going to loose the hoof yet though so wait and see. Good luck, my thoughts are with you :)

"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald
I don't hear well and therefore I don't spell well... please don't pique on me!
Roux is offline  
post #17 of 21 Old 04-10-2014, 01:46 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 185
• Horses: 0
I owned a mare who was out loose in a pasture and ran through a cattle guard, tearing off more then half of her hoof. She was a yearling, perhaps a bit younger then that when it happened. We did not own her at the time but have been led to believe that she was not treated by a vet, somewhat doctored and turned out to pasture for a year to see if she would heal.
Now, we got her as a two year old knowing she wasn't sound, wasn't likely to be either but she was nice looking with a great personality and my mom fell in love with her. We have her extensive farrier work and put her on a carefull feeding program with supplements but she was never right from the time we bought her.
She had numerous vet visits and numerous X-rays and come to find out her front legs and grown deformed to compensate for the injury. Her canon bones crew crooked and she was bench needed. She had horrible side bones and because of all this caused her to stress founder. Which caused laminitis, all this at the age of 7.
Now this mare did live a good life, she was pasture sound but never right, always walked very stiff almost but not limpy until she got older and began having more and more bad days.
As her laminitis progressed and her coffin bone continued to rotate we knew she wouldn't be around for much longer. At around 9 her coffin bone became stationary, though he 'wrongness' was even more pronounced. We were urged to keep her alive by a vet, though she was always on some kind of painkillers after this. She ended up living until she was 12 when she slipped on a sheet of ice and we believe her coffin bone completely broke through. She was immediately put down, febraury of this year.
Now, I believe this mare only did as well as she did because of the age in which the injury happened. Her legs and hooves were still developing and allowed her body to compensate for the injury. The supplements we gave her we now swear by and think it took a part in prolonging her life too. For your horse, and after witnessing my girls bad days, I'd put her down. I watched Chuck Taylor's story and the way he walked was horrifying. There is absolutely no reason to keep and horse in pain alive for your own enjoyment.
Posted via Mobile Device
Malice is offline  
post #18 of 21 Old 04-10-2014, 03:24 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Phoenix Arizona
Posts: 4,095
• Horses: 5
If she will never be pain free I would let her go. IF you can stop the hoof from falling off or hold it on until new growth starts I would give it a shot. But it comes down to a quality of life. Idk is chuck is/was ever right. If he can/did pull through and can line pain free then good, but if not then its not fair to him.

Jingles your way!
Roux likes this.
KigerQueen is offline  
post #19 of 21 Old 04-10-2014, 03:59 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 795
• Horses: 0
Hi Queeny:
Thanks for the film, touching.
Wise too use it in an effort in giving hope to those in trying too save theirs???
We never know untill the day we ourselfs are confronted by the hard choices.
KigerQueen likes this.
amigoboy is offline  
post #20 of 21 Old 04-10-2014, 05:36 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 12,546
• Horses: 0
I have not (thankfully) experienced this myself, but have heard of more than a few cases of horses who recovered after ripping off the hoof capsule, or it sloughing off. So I think it's well worth considering it, if it's within your means.

BUT I also believe 'quality over quantity' needs to be seriously considered, AND whether you can keep the horse reasonably comfortable & happy during the initial(could be many months) intensive care. Even if you can 'rehab' the horse, is it really fair if months or more of suffering is unavoidable?
loosie is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Small Cut Above Coronary Band Leads to Swelling, and More? csimkunas6 Horse Health 15 03-08-2013 06:15 PM
Heavy dry flaking just above the coronary band??? mfed58 Horse Health 3 02-23-2012 11:29 PM
Rough textured coronary band growth Oldhorselady Hoof Care 0 02-07-2012 12:38 PM
Dry looking coronary band? JavaLover Horse Health 2 01-03-2010 11:27 PM
Lame Mare, Coronary Band Abscess, could it be a farrier problem????? Velvetgrace Horse Health 51 05-16-2009 10:09 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome