Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Verona, Ontario, Cananda
• Horses: 0
Mare Stepped On Nail
Yesterday evening I noticed my 20 year old, barefoot, Arabian/Canadian Mare liming pretty badly and found that the door to one of our outdoor buildings had been smashed down. I looked at her foot and didn't see anything wrong with it, no swelling, and only very mild heat, so I put on some Cool Green figuring she had just stumbled over the broken door and that had been what was causing the limp.
Today my dad was picking out her feet and he noticed she had a nail in her hoof, we both know you're not supposed to pull nails out of a horses feet until it's seen the vet, but in the heat of the moment he removed it, it was only a small nail, not even a inch in length, but the tip had a small amount of blood on it. We thoroughly washed her hoof, and flushed it out with disinfectant but now I'm not sure what else to do. There's only one vet in this area that we know of and we've been unable to reach her. I've tried contacting other horse owning friends and they all recommend the same vet we've been trying to reach.
Can anyone please give me some insight on what to do in this situation?
1 American Paint, 1 Bearded Dragon, 5 Dogs, 3 Cats.