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post #11 of 27 Old 05-15-2018, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Also a thought I did find I think Lice today when I body clipped him, we will be treating asap. Could that cause hoof problems like this you think?

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post #12 of 27 Old 05-16-2018, 12:20 AM
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I've bought a colt and a mare that had lice, neither had those kind of conditions in their hooves. As strange as it would be for one that young I think those hooves look foundered.

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post #13 of 27 Old 05-16-2018, 09:07 AM
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Your little guy from the pic of both donkeys looks like a mini or dwarf? They can sometimes be a genetic mess. Those hooves are sure telling some kind of story. Please let us know what you find out, he's such a cutie!
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post #14 of 27 Old 05-16-2018, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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He is a Mini, but pretty small.

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I know of mini donkey hooves, but that left back has rings. I would be worried about those. Agree with others, you need a vet out.
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This may be a dumb question, because I don't know much about donkeys, but aren't those heels low with a broken-back pastern angle? That would be low heel on a horse, and I thought donkeys were naturally more upright than horses???
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This may be a dumb question, because I don't know much about donkeys, but aren't those heels low with a broken-back pastern angle? That would be low heel on a horse, and I thought donkeys were naturally more upright than horses???
Pretty much word for word my thoughts lolol.

Those feet are very wrong. I am glad the OP is checking with some vets, though I would say to just cut to the chase and have someone out.
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post #18 of 27 Old 05-17-2018, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Yes they are very low. You are correct! Has been since birth. We have been working with his feet to try to get them more upright. His fronts are normal. These are to slopped
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post #19 of 27 Old 05-17-2018, 05:40 PM
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That looks like laminitis to me.
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SO weird that his back feet are the problem. I would say they are extremely foundered, but he's 10 months and they are the backs...and the fronts are fine.

OP have you spoken to the vet yet?

One thought I had is to take him off the grass, sounds like he is on it pretty erratically and while it may not be hurting it also won't hurt to take him off of it and may help. I would definitely treat it like founder. I can't imagine trying to trim feet like that, if he was born that way (weird enough) you can't fix it with trimming because the blood supply is so low, must be frustrating.

I'm surprised @loosie hasn't found this thread yet, she may have some good thoughts.

Oh, and while I keep on forgetting since I'm so concerned about those feet- those donkeys are beyond adorable!!
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