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    01-26-2010, 10:33 PM
Urgent: frog cut DEEP

I came out to the field tonight and when I started to clean the hoofs I found Jemma's back foot frog is cut really badly: the whole left part is missing and it's cut through in 2 places really deep. So I called my farrier but he didn't answer (it's pretty late too, may be he's sleeping already). So I cleaned it, put the tape on top and put them both in stalls. Will try to get hold of my farrier again tomorrow morning. But how serious is that and what should I do? I tried to do some research on internet, but couldn't find anything...
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    01-26-2010, 10:49 PM
You didn't say if your horse was lame or not. If not lame I wouldn't be too concerned.
    01-26-2010, 10:52 PM
I'm not sure. It's so muddy and dark that I can't even trot her and see what's going on. She seems to walk OK.
    01-26-2010, 10:57 PM
I would just try to get it as clean as you can and try to keep her in a dry area, if possible. And get a hold of your farrier tomorrow.
    01-26-2010, 11:04 PM
Can you slip the foot in a baby diaper and wrap tape a round it to keep on till your farrier gets there?
    01-26-2010, 11:43 PM
Frogs are not real delicate. What probably happened is that the frog got ragged and tore off. If there is no blood and she is not noticably lame then don't do anything. If she had damaged the bottom of her foot you would PROBABLY be able to tell immediately that she was lame.
    01-27-2010, 12:39 AM
Keep the area clean and dry...call your vet in the AM.
    01-27-2010, 01:47 AM
It sounds like it may have come off on it's own...but, definitely get your farrier's opinion, on what to do, if anything, to help it come back properly.
    01-27-2010, 07:52 AM
Thank you very much, folks! It didn't bleed from what I could see. I going to call my farrier now to see if he can stop by during a day. Unfortunately with all this rain the only dry place to keep her is stall, but it can't go for too long (she needs to move).
    01-27-2010, 07:57 AM
You were really going to call our farrier at 7am? Please wait until at least 8am.

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