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Post by fiffur on Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:41 pm

I hope you find something that works before winter sets in. Don't know if you'd want to add a bit of diaper padding to a shoed foot for extra cushioning or not.
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Post by bpaquet on Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:56 pm

We'll probably go with some sort of nice soft pad. Shoes stay on for 4 - 6 weeks, and I think diaper padding wouldn't last. But, the theory is the same. All we really need is to get some hoof growing well enough to hold the shoe. So far, so good with the diaper solution though. At this point, we do what we can.
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Post by Sue Short on Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:04 pm



So how's Sabi doing today. Still ouchy?
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Post by fiffur on Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:58 am

I'm hoping today's report is that he's not as ouchy...............
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Post by bpaquet on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:57 pm

Not as sore as he was. I just have to make sure I put the diaper on right. The day of bute seemed to help. I'll give him some on sore days and try to keep him off it as much as possible. His tummy is very thankful for being almost med-free these days.

Today was ROLL in the dust patch day. All three horses were flopped in the dust and rolling around. We called it the triple roll party. tongue
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Post by Sue Short on Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:12 pm



Can your guys flip all the way over, or do they
drop down roll get up and start all over again.
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Post by bpaquet on Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:50 am

All three are flippers. They get down and do the whole job, then they get up and shake as if they're proud of themselves. Of course, Envoy flips easier than the others since he's in pretty good shape. But, Konan -- the ancient horse -- can still do it. Pretty impressive. Very Happy
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Post by Sue Short on Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:09 am



It's really a lot of fun to watch them do that.
The noises, the snorts and groans of pleasure
are somethings else.
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Post by fiffur on Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:28 am

Amazing that Konan can still flip with the best of them! Way to go Konan!

I can just imagine how that looked and sounded, all three of them flipping away stirring up dust............ Very Happy
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Post by Suzzzz on Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:59 pm

Ha! Love the mind-pic!

What would the vet say about giving Sabi a supplement like this "Hoof Food" thing I found in a quick search?

http://www.ranvet.com.au/hoof_food.htm
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Post by fiffur on Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:37 pm

Looks interesting................I also wonder what the vet and farrier would say about him having that added to his diet.
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Post by bpaquet on Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:53 pm

I can't find a local distributor, but there's a similar US product called Farrier's Formula. I asked the farrier and he said why not try it. Can't hurt. Thanks, Suzzzz for reminding me about that.

He had a very good day today. He walked right in without even hesitating at the barn aisle. I am glad. He's been sore for a couple days, and the improvement is good.
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Post by Suzzzz on Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:25 pm

I'm so glad! And sorry, Becky; I only now realized that site was an Austrailian. Embarassed
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Post by jeanebellini on Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:24 pm

so good to hear he's up and about better now.
oh suzzz....its sometimes hard to see something is US or AU....everything is in the same dollars and cents!
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Post by fiffur on Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:08 am

Glad to hear Sabi isn't as ouchy. Hope the Farrier's Formula helps. Do you get that from the farrier or the vet?
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Post by bpaquet on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:59 pm

No problems about the Australian thing. Lots of that stuff is available here too, but I just couldn't find it by that name. It might be called something else in the US.

I get Farrier's Formula at the feed store. No professional intervention required. Cool
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Post by Sue Short on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:23 pm


How's Sabi doing today. Glad hear he hasn't been as
ouchy.
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Post by fiffur on Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:51 am

Ahhhh, I understand. At least you asked before getting it to make sure it wouldn't hurt him. I guess it's like horsie vitamins to make his feet grow better?

I wonder: if you asked if that stuff had another name would the australian folks know what it was called here in the states or not?
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Post by bpaquet on Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:31 pm

The active ingredients and amounts in the Aussie stuff and the FF are the same, so I'm not going to hunt too hard. It's easier just to get what's in the store already. But, if I didn't have access to that, I would be on email trying to figure out how to get a shipment or if they have a US distributor.

Sabi is outside for the night. The weather is so nice... There's a gentle breeze... It feels more like early October than early August. He was all ready to go back out after dinner and a short nap. He wouldn't go first. I had to bring Konan. I think Sabi wanted to be sure he wasn't going to be out in the dark by himself. Laughing
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Post by fiffur on Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:42 am

I don't blame him, horses are cautious by nature. Safety in numbers, that sort of thing. And he knows with his bad foot he'd be vulnerable all alone if any predators came by in the night. WE know that's not likely to happen, but his instincts seem to be strong when it comes to safety. At least the weather is nice so Konan won't mind being outside overnight. He probably would enjoy sleeping under the stars.
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:26 pm

They all seem to be enjoying going outside. Sabi didn't hesitate to go out tonight. I'll probably keep them in during the week because they won't have enough time to rest when they come in for breakfast. They get about 3 or 4 hours on the weekends, and would only get an hour and a half during the week.
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Post by bpaquet on Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:37 pm

Still doing great. He was walking almost limp free except for his short trip across the gravel driveway. That's to be expected since the gravel can poke his foot unexpectedly. I think I have a plan for the winter frozen ground too. Since the diaper/boot are working so well, I'm going to use them for frozen ground. I hope he can hold a shoe by then -- hoof is looking better now and seems to be growing. If he can, I'll cut a round pad out of a diaper and put it in the bottom of the boot for padding. That way, the lumps in the ground won't be so uncomfortable since he'll have a pillow under his foot. He can also use it as a buffer for snow. We'll see what the farrier has to say about shoes as autumn progresses. So far, so good -- surprisingly.
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Post by Sue Short on Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:43 pm



Glad to hear that Sabi is moving well. The boot diaper idea sounds
like a winner. Glad to hear that he is growing hoof.
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Post by fiffur on Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:13 pm

Sounds like a workable plan to me too. A little extra padding to protect the soft sole helps any sore foot a lot. Glad his foot seems to be growing out good sturdy nail material.
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Post by bpaquet on Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:27 am

Thursday is foot day and there is an annoying hurricane swirling around in the Atlantic. Right now, the forecast is calling for wind/rain on Wednesday night and into Thursday. A little wind and rain won't disrupt our schedule, but a hurricane WILL. Nobody can tell yet what is in store. The models say the thing will come close to the east coast, but nobody can say where it will be. I am keeping an eye on the forecast. If need be, I'll be packing up ponies and kitties and heading for the hills -- literally. Keep your fingers crossed for us!
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