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  1. An Interesting Racing Article...

    What a great thread! I wanted to ask...although they failed to mention it,for years I have felt that the "Toe grabs" on the shoes are causing tons of soundness problems. I sure hope something good comes out of this.I would love to see them wait until at least 3yrs old to race.(Dare to dream huh)
  2. No at all confident in our local vet. Large animal hospital is out of the question right now. The good vet is a haul away. He has seen it. I know it needs more xrays done. But am looking for an opinion for now. We have 3 months of extensive vet bills and are stuck with the local guy for now. She is moving on it sound (For now) But I will be out of Clorpactin as of tomorrow. She appears to be bright and happier than she has in a while. You can tell her pain level has dropped tremendously. She even ran on her left lead and played some No apparent limping but if it lands wrong she is ouchy.
  3. No at all confident in our local vet. Large animal hospital is out of the question right now. The good vet is a haul away. He has seen it. I know it needs more xrays done. But am looking for an opinion for now. We have 3 months of extensive vet bills and are stuck with the local guy for now. She is moving on it sound (For now) But I will be out of Clorpactin as of tomorrow. She appears to be bright and happier than she has in a while. You can tell her pain level has dropped tremendously. She even ran on her left lead and played some No apparent limping but if it lands wrong she is ouchy.
  4. Thank You for reading this...the ongoing saga of Sterling's hoof...GEEZEE I have been treating her abcess with Clorpactin WCS90. I have soaked it and flushed it using a tipped syringe daily. The more knowledgeable vet said the best we could hope for is for it to come out through the coranary band. Last night while flushing it I Noticed that placing the tip in the hole the Clorpactin was coming out at the back of the frog on either side. Also a pinhole(I am very concerned about this hole) right in front of where my finger is: (Please note the bruising I thought it had something to do with the Davis boot. But now I think it has something to do with the injury.) This is the insulator you can see the angle it went in at the angle was the worst possible front to back: Here you can see the enterance hole: it is at the front of the frog. There is also Clorpactin coming out on either side of the frog at the rear where my thumb is when I flush it. She keeps losing pieces of frog. I keep removing only what is dead. My question is Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Part of me says yay it's coming out! Another part of me says crap...this is clear through from front to back. Is it still eating up her foot? Thoughts? [ 07-11-2006, 02:20 PM: Message edited by: OTTB Metzel ]
  5. Thank You for reading this...the ongoing saga of Sterling's hoof...GEEZEE I have been treating her abcess with Clorpactin WCS90. I have soaked it and flushed it using a tipped syringe daily. The more knowledgeable vet said the best we could hope for is for it to come out through the coranary band. Last night while flushing it I Noticed that placing the tip in the hole the Clorpactin was coming out at the back of the frog on either side. Also a pinhole(I am very concerned about this hole) right in front of where my finger is: (Please note the bruising I thought it had something to do with the Davis boot. But now I think it has something to do with the injury.) This is the insulator you can see the angle it went in at the angle was the worst possible front to back: Here you can see the enterance hole: it is at the front of the frog. There is also Clorpactin coming out on either side of the frog at the rear where my thumb is when I flush it. She keeps losing pieces of frog. I keep removing only what is dead. My question is Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Part of me says yay it's coming out! Another part of me says crap...this is clear through from front to back. Is it still eating up her foot? Thoughts? [ 07-11-2006, 02:20 PM: Message edited by: OTTB Metzel ]
  6. Infection in the frog?

    You would probably get a better response on the Health board. Has your vet seen this yet? Sounds like you may need to get a vet and try something else. Did your farrier say what he thought it was ? abecss,thrush etc.?
  7. Infection in the frog?

    You would probably get a better response on the Health board. Has your vet seen this yet? Sounds like you may need to get a vet and try something else. Did your farrier say what he thought it was ? abecss,thrush etc.?
  8. Overbite

    Thank You. Shame too...nice lookin' horse. My search for my "Life time" riding horse continues...
  9. Overbite

    Thank You. Shame too...nice lookin' horse. My search for my "Life time" riding horse continues...
  10. Clean Trax (Interesting)

    It's a pretty cool product. Apparently used for infections and fungal problems in humans for some time now. CVM suggested I try it on my mare with this presistent abcess. The articles that I can find about it say it's great for thrush,WLD and abcesses. It is a powder. You dilute it .25g per gallon of water and soak the hoof for up to an hour. Then, wrap it in a plastic bag for an additional 45 min. It actually appears to be helping her hoof overall already! Her limp is not as severe today. The actual strength is not listed on the bottle. The vet here tells me he will check into it further tomorrow.LOL Had to Google it and as far as the actual product itself there is precious little technical/chemical information.
  11. Clean Trax (Interesting)

    It's a pretty cool product. Apparently used for infections and fungal problems in humans for some time now. CVM suggested I try it on my mare with this presistent abcess. The articles that I can find about it say it's great for thrush,WLD and abcesses. It is a powder. You dilute it .25g per gallon of water and soak the hoof for up to an hour. Then, wrap it in a plastic bag for an additional 45 min. It actually appears to be helping her hoof overall already! Her limp is not as severe today. The actual strength is not listed on the bottle. The vet here tells me he will check into it further tomorrow.LOL Had to Google it and as far as the actual product itself there is precious little technical/chemical information.
  12. Overbite

    Can someone tell me a little bit about overbites in horses. I am assuming this is genitic. Are there other health related problems associated with this? Just curious... [ 06-23-2006, 04:20 PM: Message edited by: OTTB Metzel ]
  13. Overbite

    Can someone tell me a little bit about overbites in horses. I am assuming this is genitic. Are there other health related problems associated with this? Just curious... [ 06-23-2006, 04:20 PM: Message edited by: OTTB Metzel ]
  14. Clean Trax (Interesting)

    We are in Simpsonville area south of Greenville.
  15. Clean Trax (Interesting)

    We are in Simpsonville area south of Greenville.