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post #11 of 20 Old 09-09-2012, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
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no hes not a cribber. Im really thinking boredom may be part of it bc I cleaned it out & it seems fine besides where hes chewed.


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post #12 of 20 Old 09-09-2012, 08:32 PM
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He is standing in hay it seems. Is there something living in the hay biting him or is there something irritating in the hay poking him? I doubt he is doing it for no reason if he has never done it before. Something itches. Reminds me of when you walk into a house that has fleas and they attack your ankles. *shudder*

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post #13 of 20 Old 09-09-2012, 08:58 PM
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I'm not sure, never had that problem. Get the vet out ASAP. There could be thrush, or I have heard of some horses getting bites there. And just like dogs, they bite at it. Not positive but you NEED a vet IMMEDIATLY.
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post #14 of 20 Old 09-09-2012, 10:14 PM
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Without seeing the damage he has or has not done I would be reluctant to say get a Vet NOW.. Chewing on it and chewing it up are 2 different things. You can try some Desitin on it to see if that soothes it. Won't hurt a thing and will protect if something is bothering it.. Horses do a lot of things that are weird. I don't call a Vet just cuz they are chewing on a leg.. That's how they scratch an itch.

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post #15 of 20 Old 09-09-2012, 10:22 PM
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What about scrubbing it good and applying a thin coat of Venice turpentine? I know it'll harden the hoof and I'm sure won't be too tasty
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post #16 of 20 Old 09-09-2012, 10:24 PM
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If he is chewing it, and you put all sorts of toxic stuff on it, then he is chewing on toxins. That does not seem to be the best plan. If it continues, I would get the vet out.

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post #17 of 20 Old 09-09-2012, 10:26 PM
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Desitin isn't going to kill that horse.. You use it on babies.. I use it on my horses all the time for scratches, rainrot, to keep flies off sensitive areas, etc..

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post #18 of 20 Old 09-09-2012, 10:40 PM
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Could always wrap up the hoof too.
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post #19 of 20 Old 09-10-2012, 01:14 AM
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Like mentioned before, put a bell boot on!!
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post #20 of 20 Old 09-10-2012, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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I put boots on him vet can't come till Monday ( tomorrow) also calling the farrier.
The reason he's standing in hay is bc my round bale holder is broken


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