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    03-27-2012, 12:27 PM
Hurt Hoofs

Hi ..hoping for some good advise!

My horse had his hoofs done yesterday and went to the barn last night and he is walking very slow and tripping over his feet. I had to pull him so hard to get him back in the barn ...he is really sore and my heart goes out to him!

Called the vet this AM, he said keep him on soft ground and he will be on Bute now for about a week...

Hopefully he will feel better soon...poor Guinness!
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    03-27-2012, 12:28 PM
Did you recently change farriers?
    03-27-2012, 12:47 PM
We did.
    03-27-2012, 01:13 PM
Weeelll, I would seriously be considering changing again. I would definitely call the farrier!
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    03-27-2012, 01:14 PM
Yes, I totally agree! My poor boy!
    03-27-2012, 01:15 PM
Thought as much. New farrier doing something different than the old one, and your boy is sore because of it.

If the new farrier was any good, he should have been able to pick up where the old one left off, and not sore your horse. Time to reevaluate your farrier situation.
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    03-27-2012, 01:16 PM
It sure sounds like he was trimmed way too short, poor guy. It may take around 5 days to a week for him to start feeling more comfortable. Just remember to keep him on soft ground for a while. You did the right thing calling the vet when you weren't sure.
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    03-27-2012, 01:25 PM
I feel so bad for him!!!!
    03-27-2012, 01:32 PM
I sold a QH many years ago that I had retrained, and the new owner accused me of laming him shortly after the sale and receipt of said horse. He then recanted bc he realized that HIS farrier had trimmed too short and made the horse lame. I'm sure that your Vet can recommend meds and some kind of boots to make your horse more comfortable while he grows out. It's not permanent. UNfortunately, you're looking at at least one month before he's going to start feeling better. =(
    03-27-2012, 01:34 PM
Yup...talked to the vet this AM...he will be on Bute and soft walking grounds...I have to call vet back on Monday if not better. So sad!

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