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hoof injury

  1. Horse Health
    I have a 2 year old gelding I just picked up 7/28. He will let me pick up all of his hooves, except his right hind leg. When I try, he shift all of his weight onto that hoof, to the point he side steps towards me so I can't get to that hoof. When trotting, that right rear leg doesn't extend as...
  2. Hoof Care
    I was cleaning my horses hooves (like I usually do daily) and I found a 1cm hole in his rear left hoof. It was on the point of his frog and started to bleed slightly when i was cleaning it out. It didnt look like there was any puss in it to be an abscess. It seemed very soft in the hole and he...
  3. Horse Health
    I was reading an article that stated that Founer and Laminitis were the same. However, I had heard before that they are different issues. My horse is not afflicted I am just an avid horse lover and I like to learn as much as possible. Please help me to understand the difference. Any information...
  4. Hoof Care
    I've been meaning to post this for a while. Almost 2 weeks ago my roan mare, Heidi cut her pastern/hoof very badly on a nasty piece of jagged metal. Thankfully the injury was discovered nearly immediately and she is doing well. Heidi has been at a friends house for a few months and had...
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