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  1. Hoof Care
    Hello all, I was hoping for some advice and i am new to this site so bare with me . My Gelding became footie a few weeks ago and i had the vet out and he told me to bandage for a few days and then turn out as normal . He has a bruise in the front toe area of his hind hoof. A week later my...
  2. Hoof Care
    Hi all, new to the forum, thanks for having me! We brought home a new :runninghorse2: last week. He's our second, so we have some experience but are still novice owners. Our new guy, Red, is 13 years old, a former parade horse, super chill. We bought him from a local consignment type place...
  3. Hoof Care
    Hay y'all! About a month and a half ago my gelding got a baaaaaaaaaad abscess in his front left foot. Before it popped, he could barely walk on it, and was always the last one in in the mornings. Then, after I soaked in warm water and epsom salts for three or four days it popped... at his...
  4. Horse Health
    So my yearling got a sore (about the size of a nickel, and slightly flat) on his right side a couple months ago and it wasn't bothering him so I left it, thinking it would go away. Now its bigger (about the size of two dollars and its clumpy) and he pins his ears back and goes to nip me when I...
  5. Horse Health
    Hi all, So my gelding is currently lame. But it's a little tricky. Here's the situation... Last year his right front foot got white line disease which then turned into an infection of the coffin bone. After surgery and rehab and everything we are finally back to work and we have been doing...
  6. Hoof Care
    I have a 16 years old standardbred mare, about 2 months ago she was very sore on both hind legs (making a step was a problem, shifting weight from foot to foot). vet came, checked her hooves with hoof testers and decided the problem was there - but hard to tell what place, because she couldn't...
  7. Hoof Care
    About two months ago my 17 year old APHA mare became suddenly lame in her RF foot/leg. She was very sore all of a sudden, held her foot pointed and only walked very slowly. There was some minor heat around her foot and up to the knee, no visible swelling. The BO said to give her some bute for a...
  8. Horse Health
    My barn doesn't believe in pellets and I have used them my whole life. They believe letting their horses wade in their own manure is the best bedding. He was cramped up in a stall for 5 or 6 months before I finally started taking care of him. However for awhile he has been really sketchy about...
  9. Horse Health
    I wanted to share my recent experience with everyone! I've been doing the 'horse thing' for 23 years and have never experienced anything quite like this. It's a big long winded but I intend to keep adding photos for everyone as we get further along in this. Maybe it will help someone in the...
  10. Horse Health
    Hello, I have a horse, his name is Erik. He is a carriage driving horse, but also gets ridden. He gets driven in a straight Liverpool bit and sometimes also in jointed Liverpool bits. He gets ridden in a jointed snaffle. He had a bridle lameness caused my tension on his right rein, but we have...
  11. Hoof Care
    I noticed the crack in the picture a couple weeks ago ago. The size has increased some, but seems to be stabilized and is not right against the coronet band. Wondering if it is just and abscess working out our something more significant.
  12. Hoof Care
    Okay, so my mare Gypsy just got out of the vet clinic for abscess treatment. They had to remove a ton of dead tissue that was causing a chronic abscess. Long story short there is a gigantic hole in her foot (I'll post pictures later tonight). They also put a shoe on to help support the foot a...
  13. Hoof Care
    Okay so my mare has cottage cheese hooves, shes very prone to abscessing (which I think is due to contracted heels in the past) but seems like its under control with hoof supplements. My thing is I really want to trail ride her but I'm nervous about all the rocks out on the driveway at our barn...
  14. Horse Health
    My horse has a giant abscess on her lip (three times the size of the other half of her lip) My parents wont take us to the vets, she is on antibiotics but will the giant lump ever go away?
  15. Hoof Care
    My horse, Apollo, went dead lame on his right hind on August 5th, 2011. The next day we had the vet out and he decided it was an abscess. He dug a small hole in the toe area of his hoof and a little bit of pus came out. So we started soaking it in epsom salts for 30 minutes twice a day and...
  16. Horse Health
    I'm hoping someone can help me. The lady I train for has 2 horses with extremely swelled lymphnode abscesses. Both opened and had the thick yellow pus and even the vet was positive it was strangles til the test came back negative. History: 13 weeks ago 2 new horses were brought in. New farm...
  17. Horse Health
    My riding instructor has a horse(her husbands horse Isabel) who has been severely lame for about 3 weeks how. She pulled her shoes because it had gotten really muddy but then the ground froze again and she went lame(apparently she is flat soled) The vet said that it was road founder but now she...
  18. Horse Health
    My paint filly Classy is turning two this coming June, and a couple weeks ago, I noticed she had a bit of a lump under her jaw mid-way. Thought "hmm, she must be getting a wolf tooth", and left it at that. Yesterday I felt under there again, and it's turned into a bigger crusty kind of ugly...
  19. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My four y/o was lame on Monday. The very next day, an abscess burst out of his inside heel bulb, on his right front. Since it burst so quickly, I'm assuming it's pretty superficial. Anyways, what should I be doing to treat it? I've been soaking in epsom salts, and bandaging it with a poultice...
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