Many vets are advising to NOT use hydrogen peroxide to clean anything, it compromises the wound. If she is using it to clean the hooves, of course it is going to bubble, hooves are dirty! Many people use hydrogen peroxide as a wound cleaner. However, peroxide kills very few bacteria and is actually toxic to cells, which results in delayed healing of that wound.
Well my vet must be weird then, he advised exactly that, to use the peroxide.
And the rest of the foot did not bubble or fizz, only the area that had peeled away.
Amazin-I am hoping it is artificial and just an eye sore. I was just concerned because they were slightly warm the other day, and he just got over thrush and a fungal skin infection.
GreySorrel- I have had him a year, and his feet have never looked like this. If you look closely, the entire outside is bubbling, and looks like the outside layer is going to peel and fall off. I will try to find some pictures of what his feet looked like before he got this, BIG difference.
NorthernMama - no, the hoof integrity seems okay under the periople. It is still hard and seems okay.
HorsePoor - I have no sand in this pasture. I live in middle Illinois, it is rich thick black topsoil. He lives right next to farmland. But I could definitely see that if he was in sand.
My main concern with all this is that, although right now it is a small layer that is peeling off, there is obviously a reason for it. I am also cautious as I do not want it to go any deeper and start sloughing the entire hoof completely.