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Lame Mare, Coronary Band Abscess, could it be a farrier problem?????

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        05-12-2009, 12:33 PM
    Update: 5/12/2009

    Mare is currently sound and was ridden yesterday for the first time since Nov. 2008. I have had two vets look at the mare, have one set of exrays, and have been working with the same farrier since Jan. 2009. All have stated she seems to have foundered at one point her her life and this problem maybe just a flare up and go away from time to time.

    Last friday I pulled the mare up out of the pasture and she was sound at 6 weeks after the last trim. However, the farrier said that she looked like she was 10 weeks from the last trim, due to her right front being big and flared out. While putting shoes on her we did discover that her right from hoof is slightly bigger than the left front.

    We put the natural balance shoes on her with the padding, because the soles are soft. It should also be mentioned that it has been raining and the ground has been kept wet and soft for the last 4 weeks and this is believed to be a contributing factor to the soft soles.

    I am now monitoring the mare (after being ridden) for swelling in the tendons behind the knee that lead into the frog or back of the hoof. This will tell me if she will continue to be sound, or needs more time resting and less time being ridden. I am not pushing her every day for 8 hours a day. However, we need to know if she can stand up to being ridden without causing too much stress on her.
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        05-16-2009, 10:09 PM
    I am glad that you are having better luck keeping her sound. I wish you luck in the future too and hopefully she won't have any more flare-ups. That is great that you are riding her again. :) Have fun!

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