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        01-11-2014, 09:25 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    I live in Minnesota and deal with ice balls. Take a screw driver, I promise it won't hurt your horse and clean out his foot. It works a lot better than a hoof pick! Once you get it cleaned out dry it off with a towel as best as you can and spray the bottom of his hoof heavily with cooking spray. Works amazing!!
         
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        01-11-2014, 09:26 PM
      #12
    Foal
    I don't want to hijack the thread, but was just going to post something similar after few results came up in google.

    My horse doesn't have the option to go in during the day if she wants (she is in her stall at night). The BOs pen she is in was pure mud / crap, etc. which froze. She now has hooves that looked "blushed" in places which I know means that they are slightly bruised. I'm going to guess that this was caused by the ground being uneven so hard (thanks to the arctic blast).

    I'm hoping it doesn't turn into anything serious. Of course I'll be keeping an eye on them daily.

    Has eveyone else had bruises from frozen uneven ground? If so, did it turn into anything serious or go away in a week or so with no harm done?
         
        01-12-2014, 04:46 AM
      #13
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by quinn    
    I'm hoping it doesn't turn into anything serious. Of course I'll be keeping an eye on them daily.

    Has eveyone else had bruises from frozen uneven ground? If so, did it turn into anything serious or go away in a week or so with no harm done?
    In our area winters are pretty much a daily cycle of daytime mud (~50F) and nighttime frozen ground (~30F) since it rains a lot and the ground takes forever to actually dry. We've never had anything more than I slightly sore horse, but it is an environment in which abscesses are not uncommon.

    As you are planning, just keep an eye on her.
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        01-12-2014, 10:56 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Thanks!
         
        01-12-2014, 05:31 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Be glad your ice is uneven! We had a good temp swing yesterday- 50ish and super sunny, so it melted a ton of the snow.... which froze overnight into a nice sheet of ice that is smooth enough that the horses (or humans, really!) can't walk on it safely. Two thirds+ of our property is like this! Can't even use our corrals, as they are at least a couple inches of super smooth ice. So we had to rescue our 2 from their little island under the trees (after the gelding fell 4 or 5 times trying to come say hi for breakfast) and sand a path for them to walk out to go hang out in our yard for the next few days... they are surrounded by unwalkable sheets of ice... urgh!
         

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