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        06-16-2013, 03:47 AM
    That looks like a disaster waiting to happen, god I can't imagine finding THAT in my horses hoof. I know his previous owner (my current farrier) had him up on the mountains, he always had good feet and the paths were usually pretty good, so no shoes. Until he stepped on a chunk of glass one day. Thankfully he didn't come up lame, it was pretty mild, but she wont take horses out on trails that aren't close to home without shoes or boots on. It's scary.
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        06-16-2013, 04:22 AM
    Very sensitive spot..thats the spot where my farriar said to be gentle when picking hoof
        06-16-2013, 07:09 PM
    Yep. He said to feel along the hair and soft spot, if I could feel the nail in the flesh not to pull it out, but if I didn't feel it then it was okay to take it out. I trotted her out today and she was looking great, sprayed some more vetericyn on it to be sure though, and will continue with it even though she looks fine.
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        06-16-2013, 07:28 PM
    I'm cringing just looking at that!
    I'm glad she's okay!
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        06-16-2013, 07:29 PM
    Ouuuch! I hope she heals fast
        06-16-2013, 07:51 PM
    As with any puncture infection is the main cause of problems. Keep an eye on it and keep her in a clean dry lot or stall a few days if possible. Put some drawing salve on it or a mineral salt poultice.
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        06-16-2013, 08:14 PM
    Green Broke
    Are you soaking it in epsom salts and iodine?
    I would, better to be safe.

    Good luck and speedy recovery!!
        06-18-2013, 01:03 PM
    What about giving her a round of antibiotics?

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