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post #1 of 23 Old 01-03-2010, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Winter hooves??

It snowed the other day, and when I went to my horse, I picked out her feet, they were all full of snow and ice packed in there (she wears shoes).

Once I got down to the hoof.. I noticed that on the heels of her hooves.. it is sort of white and soft, and gross looking. Same with on her frog on a couple of her hooves.

On one of the hooves, the frog and heel is sort of purpley coloured and gross looking.
And on the hoof wall, just below the coronary band, on the frontside, there is a little white damp line..

I am not sure if the snow gross conditions makes horses hooves damp, and sort of soggy,soft?
I dont think she has thrush.. b/c it doesnt smell, and it is not goopy.

Any help would be great, as I dont know much about horse's feet.. :)

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post #2 of 23 Old 01-03-2010, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
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anybody? i really need advice!

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post #3 of 23 Old 01-03-2010, 04:17 AM
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hmm im interested in that, never seen it.
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post #4 of 23 Old 01-03-2010, 04:28 AM
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Could it be White Line? Razz got it a few months back. Took forever for it to go away. He started going lame, we had 2 farriers out, and then the vet diagnosed it. His hooves were flaking a little, and a boarder said that it was a sign of fungus.
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post #5 of 23 Old 01-03-2010, 05:02 AM
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I don't really know about the purpleness. But, from what you described just below the coronary band sounds normal. It's kinda like our cuticles and nail, if we have them stay wet for a long period of time they absorb the liquid and look funny. This same thing happens to horses hooves. It's normal for them to soften a little bit but underneath it should still be strong and healthy.

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post #6 of 23 Old 01-03-2010, 06:42 AM
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Purple possibly a bad bruise from the ice?

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post #7 of 23 Old 01-03-2010, 06:58 AM
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Does she appear to be in any pain or have a temperature(infection)?
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post #8 of 23 Old 01-03-2010, 08:37 AM
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im not too sure ether, but to help with the snow and ice building up in her feet ask your farrier to put winter shoes on her. their regular shoes but he/she will put a rubber peice on before the shoe and the rubber keeps snow and ice from building up. and if you want studs for ice, he/she will do that too
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post #9 of 23 Old 01-03-2010, 09:01 AM
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The snow does no harm to the foot and actually cleans it very well. The colors you see are from the cleaning action of the snow. I shoe and I love bringing in a horse from outside, popping the snow and seeing the clean foot.
If your horse is shod it should/needs pads, either rim or full but you must have some sort of pad. You also need some form of traction, borium, drill tec or studs but you must never just use a flat shoe in the winter.

Your horse is far more dangerous shod improperly for the snow then barefoot.
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post #10 of 23 Old 01-09-2010, 06:51 PM
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Why does she have shoes on during the winter anyways?? Thats not safe really at all. Or at least get pads for her feet!

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