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post #1 of 31 Old 07-13-2019, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Swollen coronary band detached looking?!?

Any idea what this is? She is not in a wet field, only the dew from the night in the morning. I've only had her for about a month. This showed up about a week ago? On all 4 hooves. FE605787-BBC4-4661-8301-5F155BE61171_1563074302007.jpg9B80E4CB-1353-4A04-A863-0BA97E1185C2_1563074485210.jpg
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post #2 of 31 Old 07-13-2019, 11:36 PM
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That looks potentially super serious. How is she walking?
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post #3 of 31 Old 07-14-2019, 12:15 AM
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I've heard stories of rats chewing on hooves like that.


Are they turned out or stalled?
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post #4 of 31 Old 07-14-2019, 01:14 AM
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No, that's just her periople. They can look a bit funky sometimes. It's basically the cuticle of the hoof, which just like your cuticles can get a little shredded or uneven.
When they're wet, they retain water and stick out above the hoof.

However, the horse could use some good farriery because the hoof walls are long and jammed up, giving the coronary band that tight appearance. That look is because the hoof has squished up over the lateral cartilages, which are supposed to show at the top of the hoof. Here's another squished hoof.

Here's a healthy length of hoof wall with the lateral cartilages relaxing on top.



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post #5 of 31 Old 07-14-2019, 02:17 AM
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There is no hair around her coronary band, did you shave it for a show? She's got some funky rings happening there too. Her periople looks infected actually. I've never seen a periople separate like that before, looks like a sick hoof to me.

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I'm not at all sure that periople is OK myself, even if the horse is in wet footing. Especially if the horse isn't in waterlogged footing. Have you been putting oil or something on them, that would make them(& the hair/skin above) look 'soaked'? And the 'chewed' kind of look to it - never heard of rats chewing (!!) but that's a scary thought! I'm with Wares that it looks like there's probably some skin infection going on. Nutrition may also be a prob that's contributing.

As Gotta explained, that's not a healthy foot though(the 'here's a healthy foot' pic didn't show up tho Gotta, there's just a broken pic link above the Arnd Bronkhurst one), and the periople prob may well be just another symptom of that. That 'ledge' kind of look above the hairline is because the capsule has become pushed up high around the bones - or the bones have 'sunk' within the capsule, which ever way you want to think of it. I'd guess that the extensor process(knobby bit, top front) of P3 is well within the capsule. I'd be getting those shoes off and rehabbing those feet. You can use hoof boots when necessary for work, or, while I think they're still best avoided, because any fixed shoe under those walls is going to be a compromise, at least until hooves are healthy, if you simply must use a fixed shoe, something that provides good support under the foot and which doesn't load it too much peripherally will be vital - such as Easyshoes with pour-in pads. Especially if going a fixed shoe, I'd ensure they weren't left more than about 4 weeks between trims - little & often, to ensure there's no overgrowth and you can continue to get improvement with each trim.
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Some info I've found helpful; [COLOR=Lime][B]www.horseforum.com/horse-health/hoof-lameness-info-horse-owners-89836/
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post #7 of 31 Old 07-14-2019, 09:44 AM
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I think I would put in a call to the vet and have a blood panel done. Specifically check selenium levels. What is the horse's diet? Any noxious weeds in the pasture? Has the horse been sick with a fever? Is the horse sore or lame? Some periople seperation can be normal, but this seems to be a little deeper than normal.
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post #8 of 31 Old 07-14-2019, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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I'm sure her diet has changed because I just purchased her and the lady that had her I do not think was graining her at all. I put her on strategy and msm. She is 15. she is my daughters barrel horse. She is not lame. Sometimes I feel like her front right does bother her some but I can push poke whatever on place and she doesn't seem to mind at all. I just had her shod 2 weeks ago (front only) looks like a need to find a new farrier?? I'm new to all this!
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She is turned out. Not stalled for now. I think it bothers me more than her. I have sprayed some iodine on it a few times to try to disinfect it.
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Do you have any pictures of what her feet looked like when you got her?

If they farrier has only seen her once, then he might just be dealing with what he was given. I would point out some of the stuff people have noticed to the farrier next time they are out and see what they say. I would also call the farrier out earlier than 6-8 weeks because her feet are still long.

I'm not really sure but I agree it looks infected and it also looks to me like it's separating or something strange going on.

I think it's also highly likely that the feed change could be causing this.
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