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  • Heat in coronet on horse and lame second time in 8 weeks
  • Heat in coronet band

 
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    10-13-2008, 12:49 PM
  #1
Foal
Lame horse

Hi - I'm new to the forum. I have an appendix who has been lame for 2 weeks. Very flat footed, but no worked hard, wears easy boots when being ridden. Farrier can't find anything, poulticed for 4 days, stalled for a week, nothing presented itself. Seemed souns, let him out and 5 min. Lame again. I'm Soaking in epsom salts solution and using Icthomoll, still nothing. Any ideas??
     
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    10-13-2008, 12:57 PM
  #2
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Originally Posted by servinator    
Hi - I'm new to the forum. I have an appendix who has been lame for 2 weeks. Very flat footed, but no worked hard, wears easy boots when being ridden. Farrier can't find anything, poulticed for 4 days, stalled for a week, nothing presented itself. Seemed souns, let him out and 5 min. Lame again. I'm Soaking in epsom salts solution and using Icthomoll, still nothing. Any ideas??
I'd get a vet out and your farrier out at the same time to see if they together can find out what's wrong. X-rays might be handy also. Since an Appendix is a TBxQH cross it might possibly navicular since QH are prone to it.
How often do you clean out his feet? Could there be a rock hidden anywhere? How about abcesses? Stone bruises?

Anything out of the ordinary happen to him before this whole thing started?
     
    10-13-2008, 01:02 PM
  #3
Foal
There is nothing we can see, he wasn't doing anything before it happened, rode him in the ring a short time a couple of days before, but nothard work. He stood fine for farrier. It seems he gets better when he has the stall mat under his hoof, I thought bruise, but he's not sensitive on the bottom and only a little warm at the coronet band, that's where I've been focusing
     
    10-13-2008, 01:04 PM
  #4
Green Broke
- abcesses can take a long time to come to a head - especially if given bute
- swelling or puffiness anywhere?
- heat anywhere?
- pulse in foot?
- standing awkward?
- shoes on or not?
- thrushy?
- sore anywhere above the foot?

It sounds to me; very similar to what happened to Boo - turns out he had cysts in his navicular bone... I think xrays would be a good investment
     
    10-13-2008, 01:09 PM
  #5
Foal
I didn't give him any bute, no swelling anywhere, just a little heat at the coronet. No thrush. His coronet band is starting to get soft, and hoof a little whitish since I started the Icthommol, I had previously poulticed it for 4 days and nothing, but the Icthommol is doing something, I'm not sure if it is drawing out an abscess or just softening the skin and hoof. This is only the scond application I gave him, last night and this morning
     
    10-13-2008, 01:23 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Did your farrier test with hooftesters in that area?

Abcesses can appear there (as you know) - - is the heat more intense since starting the icthammol?
     
    10-13-2008, 01:33 PM
  #7
Foal
He did not, as the lameness seemed to have passed at that point, he was putting full weight on the hoof, but 5 minutes after I let him out of the stall he was lame again. That area is way more sensitive to him since I have been putting the Icthommol on.
     
    10-13-2008, 01:59 PM
  #8
Showing
I would suspect an abscess also. Depending on how long ago it developed and where it is, you may not see it. It could have been a nail or a rock or nearly anything.

I had a gelding once that would go lame from time to time. The vet thought it was ring bone and I had him in heart bar shoes for a long time. Then one day about a year latter, out pops the abscess at the coronary band.

Icthommol is a drawing suave and could be pulling the abscess out.
     
    10-13-2008, 03:22 PM
  #9
Green Broke
One more question - is the pain getting worse, or better as time passes?
     
    10-13-2008, 05:07 PM
  #10
Foal
My horse is actually in a very similar position at the moment. Came in lame one day, had the vet up, used hoof testers and eventually found a tiny hole near the toe in one of his front hooves, suggested it was an abcess. I had it poulticed for 4 days, but it was just making him thrushy and smelly, so I've taken it off. I wonder now if it is just a stone bruise. He's very sore on stony/hard ground, but a lot more comfortable in our sand arena. Who knows! If an abcess pops out I'll treat it, but in the meantime I'll just treat it as a stone bruise. (Recently had his shoes taken off).
Be interesting to see what your outcome is servinator!
     

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