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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

the ongoing saga of Monty's foot - new chapter !!

Will there never be an end to the poor lads lameness.....

 

Some of you may remember he had to have a 'cave' cut into the front of his offside hoof to stop an infection which had got into the separated hoof wall.

Well that has cleared up well, and the last time the farrier came he cut most of what was left of the cave away, and was very pleased with his progress.

Monty's always a bit sore on that foot after trimming, so I up the danilon accordingly, then we had all the dreadful wind and rain, and from the look of the field they really went to town with the charging about and generally playing at being 2 years old again.

He still looked quite footy after a day or so, and I noticed what looked like bruising on the sole, so I had the vet out again today, and he found a small area of sole just to the side of the frog (he's VERY flat footed) that was spongy feeling with a small cut that when opened up revealed some bloody stuff - not pus and it wasn't dried and it wasn't wet, strange looking really.

Vet thinks he landed that foot on a bit of stone which both cut and bruised the sole, and while there's no infection he gave it  good antiseptic spray, and did it all up with cotton wool and bandage covered with duck tape.

So I've had to hunt out the old abcess boot to put on, and re do the bandaging once a day for 4 or 5 days, and then see what's going on.

Poor old Monty, he's been lame on and off with one thing and another ever since he came to us last March, bet he wishes he'd never come !!

And he's such a good lad with everything, so good tempered, a real star of a patient, I love him to bits       

The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man - Winston Churchill

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brook

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brook says:

Re: the ongoing saga of Monty's foot - new chapter !!

Oh poor Monty, he really has'nt had much luck with his feet but he's had very good care from you, your Vet and Farrier. I hope that his foot heals up quickly and there are no ill effects from the injury. Just a thought, I hope you don't mind me saying but I was wondering with Monty being at a rescue home before you had him do you think the problems with his feet was the reason he ended up there ? Wishing him well soon, take care, best wishes from Lyn XX

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: the ongoing saga of Monty's foot - new chapter !!

brook said:

with Monty being at a rescue home before you had him do you think the problems with his feet was the reason he ended up there ? Wishing him well soon, take care, best wishes from Lyn XX



 

Believe me, I've thought about that quite a lot, Lyn!!  I honestly don't know, but it does make me wonder.......

Thanks for your good wishes, I'll tell him tomorrow.

The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man - Winston Churchill

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brook

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brook says:

Re: the ongoing saga of Monty's foot - new chapter !!

Aww, bless him, he's found a lovely caring home with you, your OH and daughter. If he is sound and well during the Summer will he be able to have a short hack out ?

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CharParsley620

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Re: the ongoing saga of Monty's foot - new chapter !!

 tell him from me as well! I know how you feel when lameness occurs, it's so frustrating you just want them to be well. He sounds like he's in the right hands Sue! 

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

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Well yes, we'd like it if he could, but every time he's come within sight of being sound, something else seems to happen.

But I'd get him some hoof boots if we did, as I said, he does have quite flat feet, and would bruise very easily on the roads if he stood on a stone. I don't want him shod if we can possibly help it, but we'll have to see.

 

The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man - Winston Churchill

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: the ongoing saga of Monty's foot - new chapter !!

CharParsley620 said:

 tell him from me as well! I know how you feel when lameness occurs, it's so frustrating you just want them to be well. He sounds like he's in the right hands Sue! 



 

Awww, thanks Char - I will, he'll be inundated with hugs and kisses tomorrow at this rate !!

The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man - Winston Churchill

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Rosebudd

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Rosebudd says:

Re: the ongoing saga of Monty's foot - new chapter !!

 send him lots of cuddles and kisses from me! hope hes feeling much better soon..

 

i think these animals with these problems find people, that they'll know will look after them! 

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lauralou15

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lauralou15 says:

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 Well every one else is being good cop so ill be bad cop....tell him from me to stop all this charging about like a big silly and look after himself instead of standing on stones ;) but then you can give him a big kiss and tell him that I hope he feels better soon hehe xxx

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

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Aww, thanks guys, I'll be giving him all these cuddles in about half an hour.......

 

And lauralou15, I have told him that loads of times, but does he listen? Naw, he's a man.....lol !!

The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man - Winston Churchill

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Rosebudd

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Rosebudd says:

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 like most men, selective hearing! 

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