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    07-23-2011, 01:00 PM
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LOL, OK I am a bit babbling now but read the testimonial here hoof supplement
     
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    07-23-2011, 01:06 PM
  #12
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They are very good supplements but try a smartpak! They have supplements by their brand as well like I think their hoof supplement is called smarthoof but anyways I recommend smartpaks they are so very useful! And make giving supplements to any horse sooooo easy! Just open and dump! :)
     
    07-23-2011, 08:02 PM
  #13
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Thanks guys, I never expected to get so many replies between 2am here and lunch time haha.

I've never actually heard of most of the supplements you are all suggesting... So off I go to do more research on them and see if they're availible in NZ
     
    07-23-2011, 08:22 PM
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Another thing I'd like to say is, (and this will sound really bad on my behalf) that I haven't had his hooves trimmed in around 3 months, since the day after Bubbles died. The reason/s for that are 1. I had a different farrier out because mine had surgery on his knee, and the different farrier scared me, he just seemed like the sort of person I wouldn't leave alone with my horse so I didn't trust him enough to get him out again, instead I waited for my usual farrier to heal up. (Turns out I was right about my feelings towards the different farrier) and the other reason was that I thought I should let the sole grow back completely after the first abcess before I got the farrier out.. But his hooves are hardly overgrown at all, it kind of amazes me right now. Although it is winter so that could be something to do with it?
Now just as I was planning to get my farrier out again, he goes and gets a sole bruise/abcess and so after the vet had to cut away at the sole to get the gunk out(and told me to keep it poulticed for 5 days, then wrapped for another week), do I wait for the sole to regrow before I get the farrier out? Or should I get him out, and just keep that hoof wrapped up afterwards to stop mud getting into it?
     
    07-24-2011, 10:45 AM
  #15
Foal
Saddlebag: soybean mean will make your horse crazy. I use to use it on all mine for weight lodgers and only at half a cup. Didn't see much improvement in hooves but yes for weight but my friend researched it and apparently a lot of horses go crazy on it just messed up brain works then teo weeks after they were weaned off of it they were back to normal. I would recommend Gelatine. I buy it for $30 a kg but that one kg has lasted me 3months and I'm not even through to the last quarter or third yet and I feed 5horses on it everyday so pretty cheap!!! You only hav to feed a tspn every nite per horse and you should start to see big improvement in hoof and coat growth in two weeks.
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    07-25-2011, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by StormvaleQHStud    
Saddlebag: soybean mean will make your horse crazy. I use to use it on all mine for weight lodgers and only at half a cup. Didn't see much improvement in hooves but yes for weight but my friend researched it and apparently a lot of horses go crazy on it just messed up brain works then teo weeks after they were weaned off of it they were back to normal. I would recommend Gelatine. I buy it for $30 a kg but that one kg has lasted me 3months and I'm not even through to the last quarter or third yet and I feed 5horses on it everyday so pretty cheap!!! You only hav to feed a tspn every nite per horse and you should start to see big improvement in hoof and coat growth in two weeks.
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Blimey, definitely not putting soyabean meal into a 7yo 16.1 thoroughbred then... Noooo thankyou spring grass is bad enough, and that'll be here soon *fingers crossed*

I read one of your posts about Gelatine earlier on another thread about hoof abcesses, I went out and brought some today haha. But the supply will only last me a week, so hopefully I can find somewhere to buy it in bulk before then. I put a tsp of it in his feed tonight, so hopefully it'll do some good. Thankyou :)
     
    07-25-2011, 03:19 AM
  #17
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No worries. Sorry about all the spelling stuff I don't realize when I type that my iPhone has corrected my properly spellt words for some crap my dad must have accidentally programmed into it before me. Where are you located? I think the brand I got was just from all stockfeeds brand that does like a cheaper more economical stuff. Like a proper equine chia bucket costs me $80 for 3 kg and then my friend went and found it in the all stockfeeds brand or whatever it's called lol for $80 for 5 kg!!! I was like **** man I'm switching over brands haha!!! I am so impressed with my gelatine. My stockfeed place got me onto it and she got on to it from all her qh showing friends who use it all for their horses hooves and coat which make everything look more shmick for shows :) do good luck I hope you can find a bulk bag and are as super impressed with it as I am :) let me know what you think of it?
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    07-25-2011, 04:13 AM
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Originally Posted by StormvaleQHStud    
No worries. Sorry about all the spelling stuff I don't realize when I type that my iPhone has corrected my properly spellt words for some crap my dad must have accidentally programmed into it before me. Where are you located? I think the brand I got was just from all stockfeeds brand that does like a cheaper more economical stuff. Like a proper equine chia bucket costs me $80 for 3 kg and then my friend went and found it in the all stockfeeds brand or whatever it's called lol for $80 for 5 kg!!! I was like **** man I'm switching over brands haha!!! I am so impressed with my gelatine. My stockfeed place got me onto it and she got on to it from all her qh showing friends who use it all for their horses hooves and coat which make everything look more shmick for shows :) do good luck I hope you can find a bulk bag and are as super impressed with it as I am :) let me know what you think of it?
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I never actually noticed any spelling mistakes haha, I read right over top of them unless its really badly misspelt.

I'm in the north Island of New Zealand. I'm sure i'll find some eventually, I know of a warehouse type place that sells bulk lots of lots of foods, but it'll probably not be a cheap place to go to so I'll see what else I can find.

I'll let you know what happens with it, but I remember you saying something about a line on the horses hooves or something on the other thread? The line that seperates the good hoof growth from the crap hoof growth? Can you explain to me a little about that so I know what I'm looking at if I see it
     
    07-25-2011, 08:54 PM
  #19
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Originally Posted by HollyBubbles    
Another thing I'd like to say is, (and this will sound really bad on my behalf) that I haven't had his hooves trimmed in around 3 months, since the day after Bubbles died. The reason/s for that are 1. I had a different farrier out because mine had surgery on his knee, and the different farrier scared me, he just seemed like the sort of person I wouldn't leave alone with my horse so I didn't trust him enough to get him out again, instead I waited for my usual farrier to heal up. (Turns out I was right about my feelings towards the different farrier) and the other reason was that I thought I should let the sole grow back completely after the first abcess before I got the farrier out.. But his hooves are hardly overgrown at all, it kind of amazes me right now. Although it is winter so that could be something to do with it?
Now just as I was planning to get my farrier out again, he goes and gets a sole bruise/abcess and so after the vet had to cut away at the sole to get the gunk out(and told me to keep it poulticed for 5 days, then wrapped for another week), do I wait for the sole to regrow before I get the farrier out? Or should I get him out, and just keep that hoof wrapped up afterwards to stop mud getting into it?


ASK, ASK, AND ASK AGAIN!!! Your farrier should be easily reached by phone if you trust and like him then ask what he thinks is best for your horse. Also, I do not know about you but my mare over reaches really bad and bruises her heals very easy, what I have learned that helps is to keep those rubber bell boots on her 24/7 while she is in the pasture and I always were bell boots while riding her. She no longer comes up lame now so maybe see if there is something you can keep on your horse to prevent bruising.
     
    07-26-2011, 02:37 AM
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ASK, ASK, AND ASK AGAIN!!! Your farrier should be easily reached by phone if you trust and like him then ask what he thinks is best for your horse. Also, I do not know about you but my mare over reaches really bad and bruises her heals very easy, what I have learned that helps is to keep those rubber bell boots on her 24/7 while she is in the pasture and I always were bell boots while riding her. She no longer comes up lame now so maybe see if there is something you can keep on your horse to prevent bruising.
I would ask him but I can't seem to get hold of him right now, he's one of the only farriers around here and he's the most popular so he can be hard to get hold of at this time of year, so that's why I asked on here :)
Mitch does that every now and again, I only noticed it when I suddenly started hearing "clicking" noises while leading him etc, so I might look into that, only problem with that is he is master houdini at getting out of bandages... Duct tape? No problem for Mitch..
Well i'm sure it won't do any harm to try it and see how it goes :)


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Darn.. Just when I thought we had it sussed(for now), I go out there this morning and Hello Mitch... No Hoof bandage he had been galloping around the paddock so much he had ripped the bottom out of the hoof bandage and then kept going and pushed mud right up through it and plugged his hoof up with mud... AAAAAH! *tears hair out*

So I sat down and got out the trusty Iodine, and cleaned his entire hoof out with iodine and a sponge, then put another poultice on it (he shouldn't need one by now but seeing as he's done that) and I ended up putting a tyre inner tube over his hoof so hopefully he can't rip the bottom out of that, and I taped it up... But don't worry, it's not too tight!

The other problem now is (and I really hope that its from racing around the paddock) but he is now lame in the same leg as the abcess is in.. and it's swollen... Great, just what I needed. No heat though, yet anyway. But it's obviously sore, he's limping... AAAAH!
     

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