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    10-27-2010, 09:36 PM
  #1
Foal
Exclamation Surface Crack on rear foot

She will be 4 in March and she has had this surface crack since I recieved her when she was a year and a half. My farier said try feeding SeaBlend and applying Hoofflex on cornary band, but its possible that she will have it for the rest of her life. I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions or anything else I could try.
     
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    10-27-2010, 09:44 PM
  #2
Foal
Ohhh and I forgot to mention it goes clear to hairline.
     
    10-27-2010, 09:44 PM
  #3
Showing
That depends on what kind of surface crack you are talking about. Do you have a picture of it?
     
    10-27-2010, 09:45 PM
  #4
Foal
Ill get a picture of it tomorrow.. any specific angles you need to see?
     
    10-27-2010, 09:48 PM
  #5
Showing
A straight on picture of the crack and the entire hoof. If you have her barefoot, also a picture from the bottom so that we can see how deeply the crack goes into the hoof wall. If she's wearing shoes, don't worry about that one.

I suspect that it is likely from an old injury to the coronet band, those tend to cause surface cracks on the hoof but I won't say for sure until after I see some pictures.
     
    10-27-2010, 09:56 PM
  #6
Foal
I found a picture of a strait on shot online that looks exactly like hers, except for the little chip out of the bottom. I will get realy pictures for tomorrow. But the farier said it doesn't go deep.

     
    10-27-2010, 10:45 PM
  #7
Weanling
I'll be interested in what people say - my horse has a tiny hair line crack in his right hind hoof as well that goes hairline down and doesn't appear to be leaving anytime soon.
     
    10-27-2010, 11:37 PM
  #8
Trained
Hi,

Yes, a pic of your horse's crack(sounds rude!) would be good, as well as a range of angles, if your horse's crack does indeed look like the one you pictured. As someone also mentioned, she may have a 'hairline' surface crack or 'dent' from an old injury, which may be a permanent thing & nothing to worry about.

But the crack pictured is not of the above nature. It is not a surface crack, altho it may still be in the top section. It is by no means a huge problem, but it is a symptom of imbalanced hooves(eg. Quarters left too long & flaring) Cracks such as this generally come about due to overlong walls(too much pressure on them) &/or badly balanced feet, and can remain even despite good farriery, due to infection getting in.

I would therefore be soaking the hoof twice daily for a few days at least, in something to kill the infection, and ensuring the hoof is *kept* well & frequently trimmed, to keep leverage forces acting against the walls. I would also continue to soak daily in ACV or some such to deter reinfection, until the crack has grown out.
     
    10-28-2010, 06:00 PM
  #9
Foal
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    10-28-2010, 06:06 PM
  #10
Showing
Yep, I would say that it begins at a scar on the coronet band and you will never be completely rid of the little dent like you see at the top. However, I would take loosie's advice because it appears there might be a bit of infection going on there that is causing the separation and cracking at the bottom.
     

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