Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
1. Another no to canker, yes to bad thrush.
2. What did you soak with?
3. Whatever your daily life routine is, plan on getting less rest as the hooves will need micro-managed until that stuff clears up:)
4. Does he have any sort of building he can be put in for a few hours daily (or night) to let his hooves have a chance to dry out and for the meds to work?
5. Agree boots will make matters worse, in terms of holding moisture. They would have to come off part of the day and be washed out anyway:)
5.1 There isn't much of anything that will stay in the hoof for any period of time, if the horse is in wet or mud 24/7. If the Hoof Armor doesn't work, you might buy the cow mastitis treatment "ToMorrow" and some 40% zinc oxide diaper rash paste. Shoot the ToMorrow into the central sulci & collateral grooves, then pack the diaper rash paste on top. Repeat once daily and clean those areas good before reapplying meds:)
6. Are you able to get sole shots of the fresh trim and post?
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I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.