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What are some ways to speed up healing process?

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    03-15-2011, 02:28 PM
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Foal
Exclamation What are some ways to speed up healing process?

My horse has a splint, and is getting the drifting bone removed, is there anything that I can do, like with food or herbs, to encourage healing?
     
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    03-15-2011, 02:34 PM
  #2
Banned
If your horse is already getting a proper diet I would say this is one of those things that only time can take care of.
     
    03-15-2011, 08:07 PM
  #3
Trained
Agree with AB generally with regard to dietary help, although herbs such as comfrey *may* be helpful.

If your horse has a splint, chances are there is/was some hoof imbalance/ill health that caused it. If he was shod, remove them(I guess that's already been done) and have him *well* trimmed and *kept* that way - ie frequently, without letting hooves overgrow. Protect hooves with boots, etc when necessary, to allow *comfortable* heel first landings, to develop good hoof development & function, that will decrease concussion & aid support of everything above.
     
    03-15-2011, 11:29 PM
  #4
Trained
Maybe a vitamin E supplement for awhile to help the body heal itself.
     

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