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post #1 of 11 Old 04-26-2011, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation swollen frog *PLEASE HELP ME*

Today, I was cleaning out my horses' hoofs and I picked out his back left hoof and his frog was swollen. I picked out 2 small rocks and a big rock out of that hoof. He's not sensitive, it hard not soft, but he has no pain anywhere in that leg. No swelling other than the frog. I'll take a picture of it tomorrow.

I walked him around and he wasn't limping or anything so, I don't know what to think. Should I wait a day or two and than call the vet or should I call the vet now?. One thing after the next. Oye.

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-26-2011, 09:36 PM
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If there's no heat, no lameness, or even mild lameless... I'd just let him rest it for a few days and the swelling should go down. If it doesn't go down or gets worse - I'd call the farrier before the vet. (If you have a really good one) I find with hoof problems they not only cost less -- they also know the best treatment. :)
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Stone bruise id say. It will heal fine. But it is strange that he is not sore from the rocks being lodged in there. See how he goes. I have never heard of the frog neing swollen before. Has it been pierced by the rocks?

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If there's no heat, no lameness, or even mild lameless... I'd just let him rest it for a few days and the swelling should go down. If it doesn't go down or gets worse - I'd call the farrier before the vet. (If you have a really good one) I find with hoof problems they not only cost less -- they also know the best treatment. :)
nope no heat or lameness. I am going to probably be giving him all week off though and just keep an eye out for it. I definitely will call the farrier in the morning and talk to him, hopefully he'll come down and take a look at it. Thank you.

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Stone bruise id say. It will heal fine. But it is strange that he is not sore from the rocks being lodged in there. See how he goes. I have never heard of the frog neing swollen before. Has it been pierced by the rocks?
Well, I worked him a little walk and trot and still nothing afterwards so, I don't know and that's why I posted up here to maybe see if anyone can help. I'm so confused. Hasn't been pierced by the rocks.

I am going to have to get a picture of it tomorrow.
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He will probably feel better if you cool hose the frog, or if you can get him to stand in a bucket of water for 10 min. Reassess the situation tomorrow. My guess is he should be fine.
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I would put a poultice on it if possible. If there is even a small puncture wound, it will draw the dirt and foreign objects out.

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He will probably feel better if you cool hose the frog, or if you can get him to stand in a bucket of water for 10 min. Reassess the situation tomorrow. My guess is he should be fine.
I am going to be doing the bucket of water for 10 minutes tomorrow, didn't have a lot of time tonight. I did though check his feet and I smelt thrush he's so prone for getting thrush it's ridiculous. I have to call the farrier and he's not due for another 2 weeks but, doesn't hurt to get the farrier out. The frog is still a little swollen, although it looks like it has gone down.

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I would put a poultice on it if possible. If there is even a small puncture wound, it will draw the dirt and foreign objects out.
I will buy that first thing tomorrow morning, or better yet order it off line.
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How is he today?

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the swelling went down but, now his frog looks like it's detiriating :( I am getting pictures of it tonight when I clean out his hoof and go back to the barn. I am so upset and so mad.
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Maybe his frog is just shedding? Mine do that every spring when the ground gets really wet (ok they're walking around cannon deep in mud).

Did you take any pics?
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