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    09-02-2010, 09:54 PM
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Foal
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Anyone got any recommendations for Liniments or Poultices? One of my horses got their hoof stuck in my fence and is now limping. I heard Poultices help with the pain. The thing that gets me is he limps, but still bucks and plays in the field, but he has a limp to his gaits, where the ground is squishy and not as hard his limp is barely noticeable, but when he's in the main part of the field, he limps more. He doesn't seem in pain, but what's with the limp. The first few days he was in pain and I did a liniment which helped but not for long. So I'm not sure if a liniment that's strong would work? What do you think?
     
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    09-02-2010, 09:55 PM
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Foal
BTW, It's plain Field Fence, not barb or electric, Although now I am going to electric
     
    09-02-2010, 10:14 PM
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Showing
I never heard of liniment to be used on hoof. But I personally used Horseman Dream liniment on my mare, when she had a huge bump between the legs (run into the post). It worked really good!
     
    09-02-2010, 10:17 PM
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Foal
No it's not really his hoof, he got the hoof stuck in the fence and pulled, injuring himself in the process, I think it's more pastern area
     
    09-02-2010, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by coelh102    
No it's not really his hoof, he got the hoof stuck in the fence and pulled, injuring himself in the process, I think it's more pastern area
Is it a bump there or open cut? It may take quite a time for him to recover. Took my mare over month before that bump went down.
     
    09-02-2010, 10:29 PM
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Foal
Well there was swelling and it went down and he still has the limp, he bends and moves the leg fine but it's when weight is applied on a hard surface, as opposed to where the round bale is, and it's mushier. He seemed in alot of pain the first few days when swelling was up, but then he got better and seemed to barely have a limp and then I think he did it again because this time there was a 'rope burn' on his pastern and he was limping in the same leg again. :( The 'rope burn' is healed and pretty much gone now but again, he's still limping, but has no problem still getting frisky in the pasture, ie; rolling, bucking, trotting, a little canter. I didn't know about the first time he got injured if it was the fence for sure, he has been leaning over the fence to graze on the otherside, even though he has 2.5 acres of good grass. It's a bad habit he formed with my mom haha but he would put his hook on the fence to pull it down so he can lean over it. So first we raised the fence, making it about 6 inches off the ground and he still figures out a way to lean over! But I thought for the most part, he wouldn't get his leg in the fence anymore, but he's limping again! So I went through the field and filled in any little bumps and hills I could with sand and dirt. However, I'm not satisfied that's what making him limp because those hills and bumps have been there all year and he galloped around that pasture like crazy without slipping once. I think he is still getting it in the fence so I'm putting a strand of electric to be safe, and it'll help break his bad habits, which another I failed to mention is he is itchy right now, dry skin I think, and he rubs his butt and body on the fence, even my mini has picked up on the habit.

Anyways, getting off subject and I wanna get this up in case someone else posts before me lol But He is limping still and I used up all my normal Absorbine Liniment and it seemed to help but not last long, so I didn't know if anyone had any ideas on a better one. Also a friend suggested Poultice as well and I wasn't sure if that would help him either, Any thoughts?
     
    09-02-2010, 10:36 PM
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Vetrolin(sp?) Liniment you could try. We use it on our horses after a hard work out, it eases muscle strain and makes them feel better. Pretty positive you can use it on injuries too.
     
    09-03-2010, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by coelh102    
Anyways, getting off subject and I wanna get this up in case someone else posts before me lol But He is limping still and I used up all my normal Absorbine Liniment and it seemed to help but not last long, so I didn't know if anyone had any ideas on a better one. Also a friend suggested Poultice as well and I wasn't sure if that would help him either, Any thoughts?
If the swelling is down I hardly believe any liniment or poultice would help much. But it worth to try. I used this one Horseman's Dream: Veterinary Cream, Aloe Dine, Fly Gone, Fung-A-Way, Purple Power (and I basically got it in nearest TSC), and camphora and aloe vera, which are among the ingredients seem to do wonder.

Good luck with him!
     

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