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He was nailed a few weeks ago and is still limping. I have
He was nailed a few weeks ago and is still limping. I have applied a drawing salve and am waiting for more hoof to grow. Do you have any suggestions? … read more
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Dan C., DVM
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My horse has had a very thin surface crack along her left front
My horse has had a very thin surface crack along her left front hoof for a little over a year. My farrier thinks it came about last winter when ground conditions were changing constantly from dry to m… read more
Dr. Rosol
Dr. Rosol
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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hello my name is Ron my horse hoof is cracking not all the
hello my name is Ron my horse hoof is cracking not all the trough. he doesn't seam to have a problem waking or when i ride him. how can i stop this ?… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
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Doctoral Degree
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horse: He came in from pasture on sunday and was limping/hopping
Sarge, my horse, is shoed. Fine last week. He came in from pasture on Sunday and was limping/hopping in obvious pain. Hoof tested right hoof. Reacted in heal area around frog. In fact, extremely sensi… read more
Dr. Hinson
Dr. Hinson
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,196 satisfied customers
My horse has been very sore in his off side hind leg. There
My horse has been very sore in his off side hind leg. There are no visable signs of injury, swelling or heat in his leg. I can't see anything wrong with his hoof either. He doesn't want to put any wei… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,595 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
General Practitioner
Doctoral Degree
14,996 satisfied customers
Hi I have a 10 yr old quarter horse that I bought and did not
Hi I have a 10 yr old quarter horse that I bought and did not notice the crack because it was covered up. The crack starts in the coronary band and goes all the way down, can you help me, thanks Kande… read more
Dr. Steve
Dr. Steve
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,779 satisfied customers
started limping..bad odor coming from his left front hoof..medicine
My TWH appears to have started limping after about 5 minutes of riding. I checked his hooves, cleaned them and noticed a bad odor coming from his left front hoof. I cleaned it really well and applied … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,595 satisfied customers
If I think my horse is cramped up in a rear leg, should I walk
If I think my horse is cramped up in a rear leg, should I walk him around to loosen him up or just let him keep holding it up? He seemed fine @7 this morning, except for frantic pacing the fence becau… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,595 satisfied customers
horse: farrier..nails..trimmed..there was a little blood
my horse suffered an approx. 1" crack in the sole of the back hoof during the removal of a shoe, the farrier (not her regular) had her hoof on the stand tapping the nails up to remove the shoe, pulled… read more
Keith Taraba, DVM
Keith Taraba, DVM
Owner
Doctoral Degree
415 satisfied customers
My horse has acute laminitus in her front feet , one is a 6
My horse has acute laminitus in her front feet , one is a 6 and the other foot is a 13, after xrays we put reverse aluminum shoes on her front feet , she has always been barefoot. She is a slow riding… read more
Keith Taraba, DVM
Keith Taraba, DVM
Owner
Doctoral Degree
415 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Tanis
Dr. Tanis
Doctoral Degree
208 satisfied customers
horse: have checked for bruising and puncture marks to sole and heel
rode my horsde out yesterday, fine for entire ride. turned her out in field now unable to put left foot down. have checked for bruising and puncture marks to sole and heel there are none. No heat to a… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,595 satisfied customers
At a horse trial this weekend I had just finished putting
At a horse trial this weekend I had just finished putting studs in my horses shoe and he stepped down onto his other hoof- cut into coronary band and 1cm down front of hoof- it is right in the middle … read more
Dr. Darren
Dr. Darren
Doctoral Degree
351 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Jean
Dr. Jean
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
52 satisfied customers
My horse lost a left front shoe 1 week ago. A little sore.
My horse lost a left front shoe 1 week ago. A little sore. Progressed to not wanting to walk. No swelling. Crested neck noted. No heat. Hoofs cleaned without drainage. Thrush in left front. Both front… read more
Dan C., DVM
Dan C., DVM
Horse Veterinarian
DVM
981 satisfied customers
my horses hooves are cracking in the center of his hoof wall.
my horses hooves are cracking in the center of his hoof wall. The cracks don't begin at the coranet or from the bottom of the hoof, but are cracked vertically in the center.… read more
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Donna C Smith
freelance writer/book author
Associate Degree
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My horse has a sand crack in her front foot. It has ...
My horse has a sand crack in her front hoof. It has recently extended and has caused her to go lame. It starts at very top of the hoof and extends 3/4 of the way down, down the front of the hoof. Ther… read more
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Dan C., DVM
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