Re: horse losing shoes constantly in field
BFT came out today and basically his poor feet are still a bit of a mess but, this is what she said, his sole is still very thin and although the new hoof growth is doing well and the correct angle, the old hoof is growing out in a ski slope and it will take another 4 months really until he has a good hoof that this will correct. One of the main problems for his soreness is that, dispite me keeping on top of the thrush, the thrush has eaten away at the top of his frog, hence why it has been peeling away, I have to alter my cleaning routine and use a baby cleanser instead of diluted milton and then get into the central parts and heel with cotton buds and then pack with sudacream, as they are chaffing when he walks, she demonstrated by pushing into his frog where the thrush had been munching away and he really did wince. Also, have been feeding the wrong feeds despite Simple Systems advising and selling me the stuff, the lucie fibre cubes are alfa alfa and they advised me to add alfa alfa as well, so she feels its an overload, told to get rid of and buy quick beet instead to add his minerals to, which are all correct (the Total Eclipse/ Linseed and Biotin) (so I did that bit right LOL) - she is very knowledgeable and basically although his feet have a long way to go, he is heading in the right direction, just need to keep on top of the thrush and change his diet accordingly. I also bought some extra padding from her to put in the hoof boots as the Cavallo gell pads were too thin. The padding is like polystyrene, but special pads for horses padding, I bought a two large squares from her for a few pounds, you cut them to size and pop them in the hoof boot, the hoof weight pushes down, giving an exact shape of the bottom of the hoof including frog etc and the rest pushes into the outer corners, so making it a very snug fit, especially good if the boot is a bit on the large size, the cavallo gell inserts kept spinning around inside and they are so thin compared to the pads I have not got in them.