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post #1 of 3 Old 06-26-2018, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Sore feet after shoe removal

Hello all, hoping for some expertise on my sweet little QH welsh. I got him about a week ago and he had some very overgrown feet with shoes on. The previous owner said that was his first pair of shoes ever. Vet records showed no sign of lameness or foundering, but since he’s been at my boarding facility he has been so sore. I had my ferrier take the shoes off and they weren’t in the best shape underneath, quite crumbly. He left them for a week to harden and then trimmed 2 dats ago. Poor boy has been exceptionally sore since. One of the trainers at the facility said she thinks he is arthritic but the vet has said he never showed signs of this before. Could he just be sore from the shoe removal and new, harder ground, environment ? His ferrier said his soles are solid but walls are thin and may need sometime to grow out. Thoughts ?
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-26-2018, 07:35 PM
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Absolutely no way to tell, you're not giving us much except "pick an option". For an education opinion pictures would be VERY helpful. @loosie has some great links in her signature for taking proper critique photos. I can't imagine arthritis would come on so suddenly and so severely. Lack of proper footcare sudden changes (even if done properly) and new footing (no shoes, new environment) would seem pretty likely culprits. Has his diet changed at all?

I'd also be curious for videos of the "soreness" if you're able to get some. Is that him in your avatar? He's adorable and definitely video worthy even WITHOUT a good reason lol.
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post #3 of 3 Old 06-26-2018, 10:39 PM
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Hi! Yep (far) more info needed please. Post some hoof pics, tell us his diet, condition, environment, work - and how, if it does, that differs from where he came from...
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