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Offline CarolineJ

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Post-abscess flappy bit
« on: June 17, 2014, 08:54:25 AM »
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  • Sorry for the non-scientific description!  Finn's exit hole has grown down and he has quite a large bit of heel and sole flapping about, I suppose about a quarter of his foot.  I can't get hold of the farrier to ask for advice (neither can anyone else, I pinged a friend who has him out regularly to see if he was going to be over and she's been trying to track him down for nearly a week, so I hope he's okay), so should I:

    a) trim it off
    b) leave it
    c) encourage it to drop off with a bit of in-hand walking on the road

    ?

    Finn's sound on it and it doesn't seem to be bothering him at all, he came trotting over for his breakfast as normal.

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    Re: Post-abscess flappy bit
    « Reply #1 on: June 17, 2014, 03:43:30 PM »
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  • As long as he's sound, leave it as long as you can, it gives the new tissue protection from wear for longer.  Ask the horse, if he's happy, don't worry what it looks like.
    Tracey Brimble DAEP, North Somerset

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    Re: Post-abscess flappy bit
    « Reply #2 on: June 17, 2014, 06:39:04 PM »
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  • Thanks, I shall leave it be then  :db: