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post #21 of 23 Old 04-22-2012, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Elana View Post
IMO you are being overly concerned. Hooves look hard and dry like the weather has been dry of late and this is a normal hoof. What does your farrier say? I see nothing.. just new growth of hoof wall at the coronary band and then normal hoof horn below it.

Take a stiff brush and a bucket was soapy water. Scrub the feet off and I expect most of what you are seeing is dirt, older, tough, dry horn, and a normal hoof. They look a bit dry and if you have not had rain, then you are seeing the results of that.

If you want to you can buy something like "rain maker" and put that on the feet or just use some vaseline. Clean and dry the hooves first (as noted above) and then coat them with vaseline to seal moisture IN the hoof.

You can also supplement his diet with something like Mirra Coat or a little bit of fortified wheat germ oil. This helps skin and hooves and can make the shedding a bit more uniform and the coat shine.

How long have you owned a horse?
I'm sorry, but if you see "nothing" but "normal hoof horn below", I would have to ask how long you have owned a horse. There is nothing "normal" about the surface of that horses hooves. Even her vet says it's not normal.
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post #22 of 23 Old 04-22-2012, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by GreySorrel View Post
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.
Just learned a lil more. I knew peroxide was'nt that good but you clinched it.
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post #23 of 23 Old 04-23-2012, 09:28 PM
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I hate hoof issues more than anything! Hopefully it is something his body is going through that may right itself and he won't have any detrimental effects.

I do agree with the opinion that peroxide isn't the best. If you want to bleach something, sure it's good. But I'd lean away from it for anything animal related. But it looks like you've already decided to do that.

I'll be watching to see if anything changes for you.

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