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need help. My horse has a condition called wear and tear in his hoof; he is only
five, and I would like to know what if anything I can do for him. Also, how bad
I have never heard of
a condition called "wear and tear" unless you mean that the hooves are
barefoot and the hoof horn is wearing off so short that the horse is sore or lame
from it. If this is the case, the horse should be shod.
If you can give me some more
specific information, I would be glad to help you but I am just guessing until
I understand what you mean.
In the meantime, go to my web
site at http://www.horsekeeping.com and read the articles in the Horse
Information Roundup related to "Hoof Care and Lameness" and
you will likely find the answer to your question.
Let me know if you can provide
a more detailed description of your horse's hooves and if your need further help
after you have read the articles.
Best of luck,
Well I just
bought a thoroughbred horse. he is five, and has something the vet says signs
of wear and tear in his navicular, which is located in the foot. I heard nothing
can be done for it, and that he could even become lame soon. This is a step below
navicular disease, or at least that's what the vet says. Can I do anything? thank
that you mention the navicular bone, it is easier to answer you question. Yes,
things can be done to prevent this condition from getting worse. Many horses are
used their entire lives with corrective shoeing. You'll read about what needs
to be done below in this quote from a section of our book Maximum
Best of luck,