hoof trim on my mini on Monday...he is still VERY sore! (Xpost)

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hoof trim on my mini on Monday...he is still VERY sore! (Xpost)

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    11-17-2010, 08:38 AM
hoof trim on my mini on Monday...he is still VERY sore! (Xpost)

I am crossposting this on the horse care/health board.

I did a search on this forum and got a good bit of info. I would like a little more, though. I just feel AWFUL. My mini, Bruno, is hobbling around, in obvious pain. His hooves were trimmed on Monday afternoon. He is eating just fine, grazing in the pasture right now, whinnies with happiness when he sees me, as usual. But, he is VERY slow to move and I can see his feet are tender. It is so hard for me to watch.

PLEASE tell me there is no chance that irreversible damage has been done.

Also, I saw various suggestion about soaking his feet. What should I use? He is really bad about letting me pick up his hooves, especially his back ones. Now that he is in pain, I am sure he will be even more skittish when I try to pick them up.

In the farrier's defense, Bruno's hooves were VERY chipped and I guess he filed them down past the chips...I am guessing it is like if my fingernail had a chip down to the quick, if I tried to even it out, my nail would be very short, to the quick. Of course maybe this is NOT what the farrier should have done?

Please give me suggestions on how to make him feel better. Thanks!
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    11-17-2010, 07:52 PM
Hey guys...thanks for checking out my question/post. I got some feedback on the horse health board...and he is doing much better tonight. I think he will be all better by tomorrow. Thanks again!

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