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    Default Crumbly sole, should I be worried?

    Today when I picked lady's feet out, the sole on one of her front feet was quite crumbly and her frog is detached a little at the front.

    She is out for 3 hours a day, in light work and on a deep shavings bed the rest of the time with ad-lib soaked hay as she is a recovering laminitic (about four months post). She has slight rotation of the pedal bone in both front feet from a bout of laminitis before I had her. She is due to be shod on Monday and I will speak to my farrier about this.

    What has caused her sole to crumble and how can I stop this happening in the future?

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    Default Re: Crumbly sole, should I be worried?

    It was recommended to me when my horses feet started breaking up to paint a mixture of iodine and sugar onto his soles to stop them crumbling and strengthen them.

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    Default Re: Crumbly sole, should I be worried?

    i would recommend that it is perfectly normal exfoliation which happns in all horses feet.

    You dont want it to stop. this is completly normal.

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    Default Re: Crumbly sole, should I be worried?

    Thanks Lou, I'm used to seeing a little bit of crumbling sometimes but this was quite a lot and what with the frog looking like it was starting to detach I wondered if it might be an after effect of the laminitis.

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    Default Re: Crumbly sole, should I be worried?

    frogs do wear down and come off in chunks, don't worry too much about that. I'm afraid I don't have any experience with Laminitis so can't say if it might be a result of that but maybe it would make sense if that is now the bit of frog that was next to her pedal bone when it happened?
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    Default Re: Crumbly sole, should I be worried?

    the frog does detach from time to time.. sometime looks like somone has had a grater on it.. its perfectly normal, just get your farrier to trim it up next time your horse is trimmed!

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    Default Re: Crumbly sole, should I be worried?

    Thanks guys, you were right, farrier says it's completely normal and just seems excessive to me as she doesn't usually grow any foot.

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