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post #1 of 6 Old 09-14-2009, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Wet hoofs, white and soft - ideas?

My foal was in a pen and it was soaked with the recent heavy rains. I got a new pen (with access to the barn for him today) but his hoofs have been wet for 3 days (really wet as he was standing in water 2 inches deep).

One hoof has a broken place about 1/2 to 3/4 and about 1.5 inches long.

I think his hoof was wet so long that they are too soft. I am sure it will be better now that he can get inside the barn (it is still raining).

He is very good about me working with his feet and has been had his feet groomed once. Should I put anything on this hoof to help them dry out?
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-14-2009, 06:30 PM
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Once you get him in the barn they'll dry out just fine. Especially if his stall is bedded with sawdust, that stuff sucks moisture out of hooves like nobody's business sometimes.

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is it causing him any pain? is he sound?

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You should probably do a thrush treatment too, just in case. That will help dry his hooves out too.


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post #5 of 6 Old 09-15-2009, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Yes you are correct, after he was in the barn awhile his feet have dried out well. I did nip off a piece that was almost broke off and got a good look at all the hoofs. Farrier will be out next week and work his hoofs.
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-15-2009, 10:01 PM
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For future wetness, they make hoof sealers that will help keep the moisture out. I just use bees wax rubbed into the hoof during extreme wet times. The best medicine is of course supplying a dry area for your horse. Not always possible

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