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  • Frog on a horse is missing
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    03-24-2013, 06:17 PM
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    03-24-2013, 06:25 PM
  #22
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Ok so I can't see the pic;s **** computer but I do have a mare that had thrush for about 3yrs every winter before we finally got it under control. We used to wash her hooves she'd stand in a bucket then when they dried out we'd spray with iodine. Now she's fine hasn't suffered in about 2yrs but she has no frog its flat to the sole of her hoof and farrier said its fine nothing to worry about. I do realise it may be different with horse's not shod but i'd try iodine it worked wonders on poor jessie
     
    03-25-2013, 03:57 PM
  #23
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
I hope you and your horse feel better soon.
Thanks :) I'm a total clutz... fractured ankle from tripping in a mole hole, a month ago I tore a ligament in my knee tripping up the stairs... been an interesting month or two lol when it rains, it pours :( luckily I'm a good healer and hopefully will be back in the saddle soon :)
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    03-25-2013, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Glenknock    
Ok so I can't see the pic;s **** computer but I do have a mare that had thrush for about 3yrs every winter before we finally got it under control. We used to wash her hooves she'd stand in a bucket then when they dried out we'd spray with iodine. Now she's fine hasn't suffered in about 2yrs but she has no frog its flat to the sole of her hoof and farrier said its fine nothing to worry about. I do realise it may be different with horse's not shod but i'd try iodine it worked wonders on poor jessie
Id like to see pics if you have them? Was the frog always flat or just after the thrush? I've been using bleach and a thrush Med. Seems to be clearing up pretty well but every time I get rid of it and stop treating it comes back :( very frustrating
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    03-25-2013, 04:34 PM
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Yearling
Actually, those bars are the real problem. They are long thick and holding in loads of false sole all around the frog like a retaining wall. The heels and bars are WAYYYYY overgrown allowing the hoof to stand too tall and keeping the frog from ground contact. Yes there is thrush but it is from improper hoof mechanism and looks like dirty conditions. Lets see an after trim set of photos.

ETA, this is a fast fix with a good trimmer, clean conditions and clean treated feet.
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    03-25-2013, 06:46 PM
  #26
Foal
I'll try get pic's up tomorrow for you, I know it is very frustrating but i'd give the iodine a go it kills everything and is really cheap so wont cost alot. I know when it come's to tried and tested we like to stick to what we know but i've been there and done it I can promise you it'll work.
Jessie's frog's are only flat since the thrush at one stage they just disintagrated the thrush was so bad. It does'nt cause her any problems but I do clean her hooves out regularlly and keep feet in good condition - and i'm not giving a dig about doing hooves every day because its not possible all the time but just as often as you or a friend can.
Praying for a speedi recovery for you and your horse xxxxxxxxx
     
    03-25-2013, 08:19 PM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by Glenknock    
I'll try get pic's up tomorrow for you, I know it is very frustrating but i'd give the iodine a go it kills everything and is really cheap so wont cost alot. I know when it come's to tried and tested we like to stick to what we know but i've been there and done it I can promise you it'll work.
Jessie's frog's are only flat since the thrush at one stage they just disintagrated the thrush was so bad. It does'nt cause her any problems but I do clean her hooves out regularlly and keep feet in good condition - and i'm not giving a dig about doing hooves every day because its not possible all the time but just as often as you or a friend can.
Praying for a speedi recovery for you and your horse xxxxxxxxx
Thanks :)
And I'll try anything at this point lol
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    03-26-2013, 03:56 AM
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Okay, honestly, horses shed frog all the time, it's not abnormal, especially if they are overdue for a trim and/or living in wet conditions. It's nothing to worry about. It probably was not a pebble or anything else, merely shedding frog in wet conditions due to a lot of foot overgrowth. The bars and heels on those feet don't look a few weeks overdue unless you have a poor farrier, sorry to say. Keep treating for thrush and the frog will grow back just fine. My horses regularly shed frog when they get overgrowth and they get soft from being wet, like in springtime. They usually don't shed frog from thrush either unless it's left untreated. It really doesn't look like anything to concern yourself with, get a trim, treat the thrush regularly, and frog will come back just fine.
     
    03-26-2013, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by countrylove    
Thanks :) I'm a total clutz... fractured ankle from tripping in a mole hole, a month ago I tore a ligament in my knee tripping up the stairs... been an interesting month or two lol when it rains, it pours :( luckily I'm a good healer and hopefully will be back in the saddle soon :)
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We may have to get some bubble wrap for you too....lol,,


I'm dealing with thrush in the gelding I just got this weekend and had the farrier out yesterday to take care of unfortunate neglected feet.

You said his hooves grow fairly fast so I would also like to see what the post trim pics look like and if they resemble what they normally look like after a trim so the experts can give an informed opinion in the knowledge and choices of your current farrier.


Hope you both heal quickly and long term before the next incident.
     
    03-27-2013, 11:53 PM
  #30
Yearling
Thanks everyone and yes I did have a bad farrier which is why I was trying to find a new one and why her feet were overdue. She really was only a few weeks overdue but I got taken advantage of. I tried to get pics today but not so easy by yourself with a bad leg.

Update: got a new farrier out, its not as bad as it looks and now that she is properly trimmed there is a frog :) Her foot looks completely normal now :) still some thrush but it should clear up better now that she doesn't have so much room for the mud to build up in. Her frog had some flaps and were rough which also trapped the thrush and mud. Now that she is all cleaned up everything is fine and back to normal.

Lesson learned: don't trust a professional just cause they are a "professional" and learn enough about the topic to be able to tell if said professional really knows what they are doing. I didn't know anything about feet but I researched as much as I could and know better for next time. Just sucks I learned the hard way.

But glad to report all is good, just a tiny bit of thrush left :)
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