I wonder if anyone can help me. My horse had to be put out in the fields due to an injury. He is supposed to be out 24hours a day for 6 to 8 months.
He is in a good paddock, with daily attention and care. This weekend I went there and he was as lame as he had ever been.
I had spocken to his vet last monday, when she went to see how he was doing. She told me he was much better from his tendons, and that everything was okay. So obviously when I got there and he was lame I immediatly called her and she came to see what was wrong with him.
It turns out he has a bad case of hoof thrush. He had to be given anti-inflamatory and antibiotics injections. The vet advised us to put him inside a box for one month and then turn him out again.
He has really bad hooves. I'm afraid that when he is turned out again his hooves get worse again. The fields are really wet. ..
Do you have any advice on how to keep a horse's hooves in good condition when the fields are wet? (there are "mini lakes" on the places where he walks =P)