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  • Horse down on pastern
  • Why is my horse down on pasterns

 
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    05-18-2011, 04:43 PM
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Foal
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Hello,
Im just wondering what I should do if my horses front feet are down on her pasterns? Ill get a picture of her feet tonight. Im just wondering what will improve her feet? Please give me some product examples if you need

Also... what is a quick way to get a horse fatter?

And... what products help hoof splits?

THANKS :)
     
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    05-18-2011, 05:00 PM
  #2
Started
I like Farrier's Formula, this has helped my mare's hoof. She always seemed to have a split until I started using this. Good luck
     
    05-18-2011, 05:46 PM
  #3
Showing
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Originally Posted by lifeisinhorses    
Hello,
Im just wondering what I should do if my horses front feet are down on her pasterns?
I"m not sure what you mean by this. I'll hold off answering until I can see pictures.

If her pasterns are actually touching the ground, that's a degenerative disease known as DSLD and there's no cure.

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Originally Posted by lifeisinhorses    
Im just wondering what will improve her feet? Please give me some product examples.
You should probably have a farrier assess her feet. He or she will be more knowledgeable about what's wrong with them.

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Originally Posted by lifeisinhorses    
Also... what is a quick way to get a horse fatter?
You don't want a horse to gain weight too quickly, because they can get laminitis and founder from being fed too much, too fast.


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what products help hoof splits?
Are they just small cracks or actual splits? If they're really big, she's going to need a farrier to determine how best to handle them.

If they're just small cracks and chips, any hoof dressing should help. Rainmaker's good, but it's expensive.
     
    05-18-2011, 08:58 PM
  #4
Foal
For Pictures!!!!!!

http://www.horseforum.com/horse-heal...4/#post1039485
     
    05-18-2011, 09:08 PM
  #5
Showing
Your horse's pasterns are on the longer side, but they aren't dropped which is good. Talking to a good farrier about establishing a better heel and angles would be beneficial.
Good feet come from the inside, so feeding a biotin supplement can help develop a healthier foot. Regarding cracks, it depends if the horse's foot is too dry or too moist - your farrier can tell you that and recommend treatment.
As for weight - it depends on what condition the horse is in now. Putting too much weight on an emaciated horse is very tricky, but if it's just a few pounds it shouldn't be too hard. What condition is the horse in now, and what's the feeding schedule (measured in weight, not volume)?

ETA - OP, please be careful of making too many threads on one topic - one thread will suffice. You can always add pictures further down the thread. I believe your duplicate thread has been removed.
     

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