Growth on Frog - The Horse Forum
 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 01-24-2020, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 6
• Horses: 0
Growth on Frog

Can anyone tell me what this is found on my friend cob I wasn't sure thought abscess he lame but no heat in leg I've never seen anything like it before so just after any ideas what it might be x
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1579879381878_1579915142284.jpg (39.5 KB, 76 views)
Julia Washford is offline  
post #2 of 13 Old 01-24-2020, 10:40 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: A good place
Posts: 8,299
• Horses: 0
I'm on a phone so not much help. I'm not going to voice my suspicion because I could be not seeing what I think I am.

I will notify other brainiac hoof gurus of the forum.
@loosie
@Hondo

There's several more but that's a start.
boots is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 01-25-2020, 12:02 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southeast
Posts: 8,797
• Horses: 0
I would have a vet to look at that.


Will wait and see what the pros say
AnitaAnne is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 01-25-2020, 03:01 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Posts: 13,917
• Horses: 3
I have never seen anything like that before. Therefore I would be calling a vet.

I am not here to promote anythingNo, that's not true, I am here to promote everything equestrian and everyone enjoying horses!
waresbear is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 01-25-2020, 05:04 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 20,800
• Horses: 0
Gees! Looks like a frog to me! Call the vet!!

Seriously, can't see anything obvious that you're talking about. What is it exactly you're worried about? Got a better pic that shows whatever it is clearly, or can you point it out, or post one you can enlarge?
loosie is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 01-25-2020, 05:20 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: London, UK
Posts: 1,364
• Horses: 1
Would you mind editing in paint and drawing/circling the area you're worried about? Is it the "mushy" part of the frog you're worried about? It is a bit hard to see with this photo I also can't see anything that jumps out... can you take a picture with flash and closer up? I did know someone that rushed to grab a member of staff panicking about the weird growth on a horses foot as had no knowledge of hoof anatomy.

I'd be interested if I am just totally blind...
Kalraii is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 01-25-2020, 07:54 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 8,612
• Horses: 0
I think you’re asking about the “separation” of the fleshy part of the hoof on the right side, because that’s all I can see that might be an issue.

Was that hoof washed and is still soaked for the picture? If not, it looks like a hoof that stands in the wet all day long with no chance to dry out.

If the hoof never has a chance to dry out, that’s likely why that’s happening.

If the horse can spend part of the day in a dry area (a CLEAN-urine-free stall for example), then I’d wonder why that is separating like it is.

Is the horse is lame? If so, for how long?

My best guess is:

1. The horse managed to split the heel bulb open on a rock, or even on ice and it probably has some infection starting in there.

2. Anaerobic bacteria or fungus found its way in small crack and is eating the flesh away.

The hoof looks to be well cared for (a good trimming schedule), therefore I can’t imagine that could be canker. The owner of the horse might be better off texting a better picture than this to the vet and asking for guidance.

A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.

I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.
walkinthewalk is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 01-25-2020, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 6
• Horses: 0
I posted a picture yesterday can't seem to edit post better pic it that growth I was concerned about he a rescue so only had him short time & yes he is lame & it smells a bit don't want him to b in pain
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG-20200124-WA0002~2_1579956853272.jpg (400.2 KB, 24 views)
Julia Washford is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 01-25-2020, 01:17 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 8,612
• Horses: 0
IMHO, were that my rescue, I would get the vet involved. I know that costs money but it’s a given with rescues to “expect the unexpected”.

I would want to know exactly what that growth is and/or what’s underneath it.

If your friend doesn’t have an all-around farm vet or an equine vet, he/she needs to get a better picture of that (dry), find a clinic he/she is comfortable with and show the pic to the receptionist, and a vet in the office.

Nothing gets a vet’s attention more than a picture - and telling them the horse is lame because of whatever that is.

For now, Without knowing what that is, the safest thing would be soak in Epsom salts and barely warm water, if the horse will let you. Then pat dry with paper towels.

Since there’s an odor there is, indeed, anaerobic issues going on. They only get worse without medication.

Again, the safest thing for now would be to use a combo of equal parts of Triple Antibiotic Ointment/Equate brand diaper rash paste with 40% zinc oxide/any name brand of athletes foot cream.

If the horse will let both of you quietly (and quickly) work on that hoof by soaking and applying innocent meds from the WalMart shelf, it would be a head start for the vet visit and hopefully bring some relief to the horse.

Keeping the horse in a clean, dry stall part of the day would also go a long way toward healing:)

And, if the horse is fairly good natured to put up with its hoof being fooled with, that says a lot for who it is:):)

Best wishes and PLEASE keep updating:):). I’m curious what the vet says:)
loosie likes this.

A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.

I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.
walkinthewalk is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 01-25-2020, 03:26 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Posts: 13,917
• Horses: 3
What I see is some sort of growth going over the back part of the frog to up the heel. Again, I would call a vet as I have never seen that before.

I am not here to promote anythingNo, that's not true, I am here to promote everything equestrian and everyone enjoying horses!
waresbear is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome