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    02-07-2010, 01:10 PM

Has anyone ever had a horses leg scab over? Ginger has two old bows on both fronts and they both have a bump in the middle of the tendon and they scab.. its gross... I've cleaned them for the last year and a half. She actually looses the hair there. Any ideas? I'll get pix today
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    02-09-2010, 07:52 PM

Any ideas?
    02-09-2010, 08:50 PM
Maybe due to the treatment she was given at the time of bows??? I dunno. Sorry. I do know that more frequent / shorter trimming will help cure that crack on her toe though. That horizontal notch isn't only weakens the wall.
    02-09-2010, 08:56 PM
Well half of that hoof already cracked off that's why its so short already.
    02-09-2010, 09:30 PM
It's not short now -- there is still substantial flaring. If you are interested in a critique from people about her feet, take pics (side pic level on cement if possible, repost the front pic and a solar pic).

Is that scabbing consistent or does it change ever?
    02-09-2010, 09:44 PM
Always the same on the front theyve actually oozed and bled before. The ones on the back are chalky and little scabs as you can see in the pics.
    02-10-2010, 01:59 PM
Wierd. Sounds like a constant irritation on the fronts. Has a vet had a look? I would ask the vet to look at it next time (s)he's out.
    02-10-2010, 02:05 PM
The back scabs are a fungus some one said its from the pee splashing up. The fronts idk. When the vet comes im going to have him look.

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