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Critter sitter 07-05-2012 10:13 AM

Poor Cody Cracked a hoof
He cracked the hoof wall all the way to the white line and now he is sore.
I have a call into the farrier but it is a pain waiting for a call back. my poor boy is tender and acting Lame on it.. I just want to to take his pain away..

Critter sitter 07-05-2012 10:54 AM

well I am going to have the vet come take I look I really really hope its nothing to bad.. I am a worry wart.
i will try to get pictures of it later and post

aforred 07-05-2012 11:04 AM

I hope he's okay.
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Critter sitter 07-05-2012 11:21 AM


Originally Posted by aforred (Post 1581805)
I hope he's okay.
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Thank you Me too..

My farrier is so hard to reach.. uggggg

I guess I will have the vet look today and then just go from there

Critter sitter 07-05-2012 04:38 PM

Well it's not just a bruise. It's a abscess. My poor Cody ;(
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Critter sitter 07-06-2012 07:06 AM
I didn't get a before picture. And the was after a couple hours. So he got it dirty
He is stall bound for at least 5 days. My poor baby. He is missing grace too I know it will do them good to be apart but the have only been at the new barn 3 days.
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Saddlebag 07-06-2012 08:51 AM

Did the vet wrap it or was this your idea? Mine vet told me to keep the horse on pasture and keep it moving, not confine it to a stall. .

Critter sitter 07-06-2012 09:04 AM

The Abscess is draining the vet cleaned it put a Epsom salt gel / med on a bandage . Then a wrap layer , duct tape sheet then another wrap layer . Every vet is different
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Critter sitter 07-09-2012 11:11 AM

Vet will be out again tomorrow crossing fingers for a clean bill of health

aforred 07-09-2012 11:14 AM

Thinking good thoughts for you!

I just read last month's Equus, and they have an article on treating abscesses that advises wrapping the hoof.
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