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        01-09-2014, 05:24 PM
    hoof injury

    My 2 half year old cob before I bought her stood on a fork and is now foot sore, what is the best thing to put on her as she does not wear shoes?
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        01-10-2014, 09:48 AM
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    Has the fork actually punctured the sole of her hoof?
        01-11-2014, 02:42 AM
    No it hadn't punctured it but the previous owner put something on the hoof before hacking out
        01-11-2014, 09:23 PM
    Sounds like boots may help. A couple of my horses wear Old Macs when they have tender feet.
        01-12-2014, 10:44 AM
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    It sounds as if the sole of the foots been bruised so anything to protect it will help - some good hoof boots are the easiest way to go especially in a muddy ground when any absorbent padding is going to get messy really quickly. If you wash the foot really well and let it dry thoroughly you could use silage tape to fasten styrofoam over it but you'd still need to change it regularly and put it on both feet so the horse isn't uneven but its not ideal for riding on because the road will soon wear the tape through and its never going to be truly level on the foot
    Is the horse lame and how long ago did this happen?

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