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My 5 year old Quarter Horse has had varying degrees and locations
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since my horse foundered he continues to have issues. his feet
since my horse foundered he continues to have issues. his feet heat up often. his right foot which was most effected does not grow the hoof wall well, this foot is shorter than the other. i have had m… read more
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Split hoof, this is a front hoof, split is severe, right up
Split hoof, this is a front hoof, split is severe, right up to the hair growth. Horse is perchron, canadian cross, about 1600 pounds about 9 years old. Varied terrain, dry, very little moister except … read more
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Hi, I have a polo pony that has a deep vertical crack from
Hi, I have a polo pony that has a deep vertical crack from the sole to the right to the top of her hoof, she has movement in both sides and is lame on it. We have attached a metal strip across the fro… read more
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I have an 11 year old quarter horse gelding, Gus. We know the
I have an 11 year old quarter horse gelding, Gus. We know the entire history on this gelding and he has never taken a lame step. He is ridden once or twice a week on a flat graded arena with good foot… read more
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Our 12 yr old Holsteiner jumper keeps loosing his right front
Our 12 yr old Holsteiner jumper keeps loosing his right front shoe. The trainer and farrier say he has a thin hoof wall. Yesterday he stepped out of his shoe again along with all the nails and part hi… read more
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I have a irish sport horse that I bougt last year. He is 17.1h.h
I have a irish sport horse that I bougt last year. He is 17.1h.h and was six at the time and had obviously been either poorly shod or irregularly shod up to that point. It was evident that he had fals… read more
Dr. M.
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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We have 2 quarter horses 9yrs & 5yrs,Both have a problem with
We have 2 quarter horses 9yrs & 5yrs,Both have a problem with cracked hooves. I read in the horse magazines we get that this could be caused by improper diet! We feed good clean hay, we buy our sweet … read more
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Dr. B.
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I recently bought a ten year old Missouri Fox Trotter that
I recently bought a ten year old Missouri Fox Trotter that was sound for two weeks and then started showing signs of hoof tenderness. The previous owner did not ride very often and his shower put too … read more
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Hi, I have two rescue x-racehorses and 4 rescue miniature
Hi, I have two rescue x-racehorses and 4 rescue miniature donkeys. All live quite happily with each other. They live on fairly stoney ground, and this year it has been very wet. Our problem is, foot a… read more
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i have just recently purchased an 18 yr old thoroughbred he
i have just recently purchased an 18 yr old thoroughbred he had a few cracks on his hoofs but they have now opened into big cracks i am really worried that something will happen to him the farrier is … read more
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My 15.1 cob whent lame 24hrs after beening shod, we have had
My 15.1 cob whent lame 24hrs after beening shod, we have had the farrier back he has checked nails, tacken the shoe off cut more foot away and we found the tinyest bruise the size of a small pea.(near… read more
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I have a welsh section D, 8 years old, with very poor feet.
I have a welsh section D, 8 years old, with very poor feet. serious cracking between nail holes, splits etc, there also appear to be bruises on the hoof. He sees a farrier every 5 weeks but often need… read more
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horse: things didnt work and i ended up leaving turned out.
dear doctor, I have a horse that i rode extensively last season in the mountains whithout a glitch. I shod him in November and then turned him out thinking i was going to come get him. things didnt wo… read more
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horse: meds..tack store supplements and topical hoof products
What are the best treatments/supplements for a horse who continues to have guarter cracks in the hooves even after growing out the hooves - is there perscription meds that can be given that are better… read more
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The stable where my wife takes riding lessons has a horse with
The stable where my wife takes riding lessons has a horse with a fairly severe split hoof, right front. She is wondering if it is possible to fix this and make the mare rideable again. We can get the … read more
Dan C., DVM
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horse: trainer and got lame..trimmed..abcess in 1 front hoof.
My horse was at the trainer and got lame after 1 1/2wks. His hooves were trimmed the day before I brought he there. He had an abcess in 1 front hoof. I soaked him and keep him in for 1 wk. He was good… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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horse: problem is that its like the outer hoof is separtating
I have a horse that has a crack in the middle of her foot. The problem is that it's like the outer hoof is separtating from the inner hoof. Like a peeling fingernail. Her feet are already short and we… read more
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Dr. Mike
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