Originally Posted by horseponydogcrazy View Post
I need to help her build her top line. And also help her get one of her hoof walls healed a bit more, no she is not lame.
If she is in good condition, she needs no more feed. If she is in hard work then she may need some extra, if it's causing her to lose too much weight.
For 'topline' and hoof health, a good source of protein is helpful. But that is one of many nutrients she may be lacking in. Good, we'll balanced nutrition is important for general health too.
How much grain should she be getting per day?
None. I would not feed cereal grain as a rule & without good reason. Stick to low sugar/starch, easily digested ingredients if she needs extra calories.
Also, I have been using a wax plus a oil and wrapping her foot, which is helping some. I just tried white lighting for the first time this weekend. Any other tips for Daisy's seedy toe too? Thank you and Happy Trails.
Ditto that I would NOT advise waxing or oiling hooves, ESPECIALLY if there is seedy toe or cracks present. The bugs that cause 'seedy' are anaerobic and as such, sealing them in provides them a cushier environment to thrive!
Stick to treating topically with white lightening or other effective antiseptic, keep holes clean as poss & open to the air, and your farrier should be opening up any cracks or holes, cutting out infected tissue as necessary(resecting), to allow your topical & management to be effective.