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evilamc 04-18-2013 08:43 PM

hoof boos causing a line?
 
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So odd question here, has anyone ever had hoof boots cause a line on the hoof? like possibly from rubbing when the horse moves if its not the correct size? (I'll post pics below)

We started to notice it a few weeks ago, and around that time I started to also notice my easyboot gloves started to feel a little looser, easier to get on and off. I really swear the line did not grow out of the coronary band, but started like right where the hoof boots are...Its seemed to have grown down slightly now though.

My trainer said it almost looks as if it could be a founder line, but since I've had him since September hes never shown signs of foundering? I did contact easycare, and she said that was odd, and asked me to get more pics (will post below) and take measurements. He's in a 1 1/2 with a powerband. So I did take the measurements and by the measurements I took it seemed that he went down in a size, possibly even to the 1 wide. Since I've had him we've been trying to work his toes back and correct his heels so I figured thats whats caused the shoe size to change is that we're getting his hoof to the more proper size? So I emailed them back with more pictures and my measurements but have not heard back yet :(.

Well, the woman I board with reminded me that an actual dealer lived only 3 miles away from us, she bought her horses boots from her. So I called her and she came over tonight. She said the 1 1/2's were a perfect fit for his fronts and was stumped by the line too. Especially since its slightly below where the boots sit now since its grown down a little.

What do you guys think though? I really am confused and don't know if this is something I should be worried about? He's never taken a lame step or seemed at all sore. Hes on free choice hay, not much grass atm, we're seeding our small field. Then gets 2 cups of enrich 32 a day a long with farriers formula plus.

anddd for pics. I meant to try hosing off his hooves today and cleaning them to try and get some more pics but the neighbors kids came over and wanted to pet the ponies so I forgot to :(

toto 04-18-2013 08:51 PM

I dont think its the boots because at the coronets is the same way.. what do you feed?

evilamc 04-18-2013 08:55 PM

He's on free choice hay in dry paddock, hasn't really been on grass since last fall. Then gets 2 cups of enrich 32 a day a long with farriers formula plus

toto 04-18-2013 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by evilamc (Post 2276625)
He's on free choice hay in dry paddock, hasn't really been on grass since last fall. Then gets 2 cups of enrich 32 a day a long with farriers formula plus

hmm.. had prior hoof problems?

evilamc 04-18-2013 09:08 PM

When I got him he had long toes and underrun heels but we've been working on that a lot and my farrier and trainer constantly say how great his hooves are looking now :( The easyboot dealer today even said he has pretty good looking hooves. blah I hope this line isn't anything serious

Also with the hay, we give it to them in the slow feeders, the 4 horses go through 3 bales a day (thats all we put out but it seems to be just the right amount for them)

Trinity3205 04-18-2013 09:12 PM

Did you deworm, change feed, environment, hay, grass, shots, ride over hard terrain longer than normal etc in the last 3 months or so? Looks like a metabolic/systemic disturbance of some sort. Not serious but something to note if it keep recurring. .

evilamc 04-18-2013 09:21 PM

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I was deworming him actually. I was using Horsemen's Laboratory | Effective Equine Worm Control Specialists |, they send out a kit for you to get a sample then check it for you. Well his results kept coming back that he had round worm...which seemed very odd for his age and his good health? It came back 3x after worming still saying he had it! So When I had my vet out to float his teeth I talked to him about it and he said theres no way he has round worm at the age of 7 and looking so healthy. So he had me send off a sample to a state lab, and it came back completely clear...so I possibly over-wormed him a little? This was back in Dec that it started and went on till mid March that I sent sample to other lab...So he got wormed 3x's in a pretty short period :(

Attached a pic of his right front actually taken a few weeks ago, its a little more clean but kind of dark :( I was trying to take hoof shots for critique but I spent way too long grooming him and it was dark by the time I started taking pics lol

OH and I treated him for lymes during December...LOL I bet you nailed it for the cause of the line...

Trinity3205 04-18-2013 09:29 PM

Yep the deworming and/or lyme treatment is probably the cause. It will grow out.

evilamc 04-18-2013 09:38 PM

Ah thank you sooooo much! I feel much better about it now :) <3 This forum! You guys are so smart :)

AQHA13 04-19-2013 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Trinity3205 (Post 2276913)
Did you deworm, change feed, environment, hay, grass, shots, ride over hard terrain longer than normal etc in the last 3 months or so? Looks like a metabolic/systemic disturbance of some sort. Not serious but something to note if it keep recurring. .

All good ideas, but wouldn't something like this show on all four hooves? From the pictures shown I only noticed rings on the fronts.


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