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    09-24-2012, 11:57 AM
Hoof slough off

We just lost a stallion today. Eventually he was lame on the hind leg. But we woke up in the morning to find the area above his hind hoof ruptured. This caused the hoof to totally come off the leg like it had been amputated. Please what kind of disease is this and what are the possible causes?
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    09-24-2012, 12:02 PM
Green Broke
Did you have a vet out? Did they say anything bout it??
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    09-24-2012, 12:12 PM
Hooves don't spontaneously slough off. The animal had to be in horrible pain prior to losing his hoof. If you didn't have a vet out, there are many things I'd like to say but probably shouldn't. At least he's out of pain now.
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    09-24-2012, 12:26 PM
hoof slough off

unfortunately some places in the world, veterinary practice is still primitive and coupled with the lack of diagnostics equipments. Its just a sad sad and painful happening. But if any one has some advice on what caused it please do reply. This is the first time we ve lost a stallion in such a painful way.
    09-24-2012, 12:29 PM
Green Broke
The horses hoof simply didn't slough off. Somethig must've happened where he cut it off himself by becoming tangled or something of the like. I take there was no vet called?
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    09-24-2012, 12:38 PM
hoof slough off

I have never witnessed anything happen so fast. He showed signs of lameness at the back leg. No way he could have sustained that injury in his perfectly bedded stable.the area above his hoof just ruptured overnight.and the hoof came off separately. The vet put him down.
    09-24-2012, 01:04 PM
Green Broke
Do you have pictures? What did the vet say it was?
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    09-24-2012, 01:07 PM
Ill work on sending pictures first thing in the morning. Id like prsfessional advice on what are the causes if anyone knows.
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    09-24-2012, 01:09 PM
Green Broke
Vets are professionals..... What did the vet say?
    09-24-2012, 01:12 PM
If the vet put him down, did you not ask him/her what caused this?

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