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#1 Appylover4life

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 11:32 PM

My friend's horse came up from the field with a slice in the bulb of his heel. He's being kept in his stall and turned out in the indoor so it doesn't get dirty until it heals. She has been soaking it in ensom salts to help keep it clean. Today his coronet band was white and swollen. It didn't seem to hurt him at all, and was hard. He's totally sound in the foot also, why would his coronet band be swollen? Any ideas?? [Confused]

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 07:24 PM

The swollen coronary band is from the soaking process...no matter..don't worry about it.
Use sea salt, it's kinder and works better on horses... a handful in a couple inches of water (enough to cover the heel) for atleast 20 mins. to be effective. At some point, proud flesh may start to form. It will happen literally overnight and you won't recognize the wound in the morning. Keep a sharp eye out for this and stay on top of it. If he's not lame, get him on some clean ground and make him walk and move to improve the blood flow and healing.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 12:37 PM

My horses all developed this last summer when it was really hot and they were spending a lot of time in the pond. Be aware that this makes the coronet band really soft and it will tear easily!

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 11:32 PM

My friend's horse came up from the field with a slice in the bulb of his heel. He's being kept in his stall and turned out in the indoor so it doesn't get dirty until it heals. She has been soaking it in ensom salts to help keep it clean. Today his coronet band was white and swollen. It didn't seem to hurt him at all, and was hard. He's totally sound in the foot also, why would his coronet band be swollen? Any ideas?? [Confused]

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 07:24 PM

The swollen coronary band is from the soaking process...no matter..don't worry about it.
Use sea salt, it's kinder and works better on horses... a handful in a couple inches of water (enough to cover the heel) for atleast 20 mins. to be effective. At some point, proud flesh may start to form. It will happen literally overnight and you won't recognize the wound in the morning. Keep a sharp eye out for this and stay on top of it. If he's not lame, get him on some clean ground and make him walk and move to improve the blood flow and healing.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 12:37 PM

My horses all developed this last summer when it was really hot and they were spending a lot of time in the pond. Be aware that this makes the coronet band really soft and it will tear easily!