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    09-20-2011, 07:36 PM
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Weanling
How long for hooves to dry out after being inmud

Our paddock is a slop mud right now. My boy has good feet except that his front right on the outside likes to flare -_- just that foot. Nowhere else. Its also the foot that's just nearly touching grade 1 club. So we keep a close eye. What I'm worried about is his hoof getting soft from the mud and the flare increasing. So if the mud persists for say a week should I keep him in for maybe 2 days?
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    09-20-2011, 08:50 PM
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Trained
I wouldn't lock him up. You're worried about 1 week's mud? Lucky! It's been a quagmire here constantly since last October!! They tend to be fine with a week or few here & there IME, but long term wet is bad news.

Re the flaring, I'd suggest just keep it well maintained - 4-weekly good trims with a good roll, esp on the outside which is under more pressure should allow the flare to grow out and if not, your farrier could show you how to weild a rasp well enough to do 'brush ups' of that toe in between trims.
     
    09-20-2011, 11:27 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by loosie    
I wouldn't lock him up. You're worried about 1 week's mud? Lucky! It's been a quagmire here constantly since last October!! They tend to be fine with a week or few here & there IME, but long term wet is bad news.

Re the flaring, I'd suggest just keep it well maintained - 4-weekly good trims with a good roll, esp on the outside which is under more pressure should allow the flare to grow out and if not, your farrier could show you how to weild a rasp well enough to do 'brush ups' of that toe in between trims.
Okay! Thank you. I didn't know how much was too much and I bother my Farrier enough as it is :) he was on a 5 week trim. But now he's growing much slower so he's at. 6-7 week trim. The farrier said he was taking a little extra off the outer side to try and get ahead of the flare.
I'll keep an eye on him. Can I just say, I HATE MUD! It makes it a pain to stay one step ahead of thrush. Time to stock up on thrushbuster.
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