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        01-18-2014, 07:25 AM
      #11
    Foal
    I would call the vet asap. I hope it's nothing serious, but to be sure you may want someone out there sooner than later.
         
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        01-18-2014, 11:24 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
    How's Rusty doing?
         
        01-18-2014, 01:32 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by beverleyy    
    glad this was mentioned. I've seen awful things come from using too tall a bucket or a bucket with a handle.
    Thanks for mentioning this. I have had to soak many times and had no idea. I also agree with getting the horse seen quickly. There's so much more they can do earlier and better prognosis for recovery with lameness issues. Sometimes the lameness appears to be from one thing, and logically so, but ends up being something else. IMO better to be safe than sorry.
         
        01-18-2014, 09:39 PM
      #14
    Foal
    My first thought would be to take the shoe on the lame hoof off. Chances are there's something agggravting it more than just sand. And definetly call a vet and get a knew farrier!
         
        01-20-2014, 11:20 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    Is there any heat in the joints above the hoof? Any swelling further up the leg? If the farrier was " rough" or got in a fight it is possible it isn't in the foot but maybe some of the soft tissue as well. With out knowing exactly what happened and not seeing te horse we can only speculate at best but I would start by pulling the shoe and see what you have. Could be a hot nail just putting pressure on the quick to a nail right in the quick to an abscess to like I said a soft tissue injury further up the leg. Just can't tell until you start working to eliminate the causes.
         
        02-04-2014, 08:54 PM
      #16
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by loosie    
    One thing for sure is it's nothing to do with sand between hoof & shoe. How was the farrier rough? Do you mean he hit or fought with him, or that he did a rough job?
    He was slamming his hooves and pulling his leg etc
         
        02-04-2014, 08:55 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Fort fireman    
    Is there any heat in the joints above the hoof? Any swelling further up the leg? If the farrier was " rough" or got in a fight it is possible it isn't in the foot but maybe some of the soft tissue as well. With out knowing exactly what happened and not seeing te horse we can only speculate at best but I would start by pulling the shoe and see what you have. Could be a hot nail just putting pressure on the quick to a nail right in the quick to an abscess to like I said a soft tissue injury further up the leg. Just can't tell until you start working to eliminate the causes.
    There are no heat at all in his leg/ hoof
         
        02-04-2014, 08:57 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Yogiwick    
    How's Rusty doing?
    Not to much better
         
        02-04-2014, 08:59 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hottamalegirl    
    My first thought would be to take the shoe on the lame hoof off. Chances are there's something agggravting it more than just sand. And definetly call a vet and get a knew farrier!
    Farrier we had come out said his shoe was loose so sand in his hoof is a possibility we are getting his shoes off soon
         
        02-04-2014, 09:03 PM
      #20
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rialto    
    How long has it been since the farrier was out? If it was recently, it could be a hot nail (a nail that has entered sensitive tissue within the hoof). I would have the vet or a farrier come out ASAP to pull the shoe so it can be treated. Some bute might be a good idea to help with inflammation as well.
    August is when he came out. A different farrier who came out said his shoe was lose she is going to change them soon.
         

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