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        03-17-2013, 03:41 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    There's still frog from what I can see (would've helped if it would've been cleaned prior to pictures). I highly doubt any soreness is from her frog shedding, I'll put money on the soreness being from the thrush.

    But..from what it looks like, her hooves are too long all the way around and she could probably use a trim.
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        03-17-2013, 03:53 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    Yes She is due for a trim. My farrier will be back out Friday for the trim and I do agree the soreness is from the thrush. Like I said sorry about the pictures. I was by myself and once I treated it for the day I didn't want to keep messing with her foot so I only got before pictures. Im going to be checking and cleaning her feet in just a few hours so I might be able to get clean pictures then.
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        03-17-2013, 04:31 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    I'll wait for cleaner pictures then. (:
    Hopefully I can see/comment on anything I missed on the current pics.
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        03-17-2013, 05:26 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Iseul    
    I'll wait for cleaner pictures then. (:
    Hopefully I can see/comment on anything I missed on the current pics.
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    Thanks. I'll try for better pictures here in the next half hour. Any particular pics I should get? Different angles? Its a bit hard to get them by myself so I'm going to recruit my son to hold her foot while I get them lol hopefully I can get some good shots.
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        03-17-2013, 10:53 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    DISCLAIMER: I know her feet need to be done and we have an appointment on Friday. Due to life circumstances such as injury and unexpected travel, it got put off a few weeks. She has good hooves but boy do they grow quick. Yes I know it shouldn't have been put off. So please disregard the length (which isn't bad just due for a trim) unless it contributes to the subject at hand: the frog and missing chunks. Thanks :) I feel pretty guilty already that I failed to prevent a problem. Horses though... maybe we should just bubble wrap them LoL

    OK So I did get more pictures but they aren't the greatest. It is very hard to do alone. I had to hold her foot and take the pictures at the same time and she didnt want me messing with it after I finished cleaning it, which is when I got the pics but... I don't have a mat or cement to stand her on and after I cleaned her hooves I tried to get it dry but before I could grab my camera she managed to get it dirty again lol but I think these are a bit better and although I think its bad my farrier said I was just being a paranoid mommy. So here are the new pics...








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        03-20-2013, 05:25 PM
      #16
    Yearling
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    I wouldn't be using that farrier anymore either. Your horse is not being trimmed properly, hope these will help you to see what needs to be done.
    His heels are very long and looks to have a build up of dead sole. Even if he had a frog, he problably would be getting any frog pressure.
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        03-20-2013, 05:43 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    I don't know anything about this, and it may be normal, but I would be freaking out too! Poor thing has half it's hoof missing! Lol.

    If the farrier said its ok, I would say it's ok. But still... It sure looks strange.

    And I agree. We need to bubble wrap our horses and leave them in a 12x12 box to keep them from hurting theirselves. Lol
         
        03-20-2013, 08:52 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    I think what you are seeing is more illusion than issue. I think you are seeing a shrunken, narrow frog(a product of poor trimming and thrush) and an over grown hoof structure that is amplifying it. It looks like the wall and sole need to be trimmed back quite a bit. I think if you get on a better trimming schedule and keep her hooves dry the frog will look a lot better.
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        03-24-2013, 01:40 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    I asked my farrier about it when he came out yesterday. He had never seen anything like that before, but said the only thing he could think of was that maybe there had been a pebble get under it, it abscessed, then the frog just broke loose. It was hard for him to say, just looking at pictures. He said "Let's find out where she lives and go take a look!" haha. He was fascinated.
         
        03-24-2013, 05:46 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RiverBelle    
    I asked my farrier about it when he came out yesterday. He had never seen anything like that before, but said the only thing he could think of was that maybe there had been a pebble get under it, it abscessed, then the frog just broke loose. It was hard for him to say, just looking at pictures. He said "Let's find out where she lives and go take a look!" haha. He was fascinated.
    My farrier did mention this as a possibility. Problem is that there is no way to know for sure. I pick her feet every time I see her and there were no signs or symptoms of anything. Wish I knew what it was :( All we can do is keep it clean and wait for it to grow back. I'll post updated pictures soon. I got hurt again and am laid up for a few days.
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