Hi!! I have a horse, Chucky. He is 12 years old, 14.3hh and he is a paint. About 2 years ago he got coronitis. It was sooo sad and absolutly horrible! His whole hoof detached at the coronet (he had corronitis but i didnt know untill i went for a gallop, i hopped off and there was bood everywhere
) and as it grew down it just got worse. The top part above the crack just slowly fell into the crack and caused massive amounts of pain for him. I eventually cut his whole hoof off which then reduced pain just enough for him to be able to stand for short amounts of time. He had bed sores all over him because he was always laying down, he didnt want to eat and he turned into skin and bone. I know at that point it was just plain cruel to let him live but i did against everyones reccomendations. But im glad i did because he pulled through, his hoof grew and he began to walk again, he began to eat and he eventaully put all of his weight on. He is now happy, healthy and sound
However, he still occasionally has small evidence of the corronitis. I know its something he will always have and I will always have to look out for. I have just got him back after having to leave him and my other horse banjo at my mothers place when i moved out a year and a half ago. I can now start looking after them properly. I will be giving him biotin in his feed, I will be rehydtrating his corronet daily with neatsfoot oil as well as treating the rest of his hoof with a home made remody made out of animal fat and stuff (not sure whats in it, made by an old farmer friend).
Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with corronitis, know of any remodies or anything else i might be able to give him or do to help him. I dont really know alot about it, its hard to find infomation on it. I know the basics but thats about it.