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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Feet xrays - foot balance, long toes and low heels

    Quote Originally Posted by oldie48 View Post
    where in the country are you based? My farrier (master farrier) does remedial shoeing for a big equine hospital and loves a challenge. He has completely transformed my horses's feet and I would recommend him without hesitation.
    In the North West The vet's use an excellent one but he charges 400 and unfortunately it is not an insurance jobby and I don't have that kind of money! My usual farrier is doing some remedial farriery on another horse round the corner with similar issues so he said he would be happy to take a look at the x-rays with my vet when I am ready to shoe but thank you for offering, very kind

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    Default Re: Feet xrays - foot balance, long toes and low heels

    mine had this..she was BF all her life until this summer. fter 6months of shoes I noticed puffy fetlocks and she was not as forward. vet assessed..horse lame all around. xrays showed flat palmar angle.
    remedial shoes fitted..initial improvement then lamer. bigger raised shoes put on. horse lamer. heels non existant at this point. vet wanted wedges on next.
    I took the shoes off and her heels are growing again. will get her re xrayed in another few months.
    exercise and diet are key for feet. don't feed most bagged horse feeds, they are full of fillers and c**p....
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    Default Re: Feet xrays - foot balance, long toes and low heels

    amandaco2 did yours have PSD issues too? that is why some of the very keen barefooters are not totally against wedging this horse at the moment and I suspect the hind feet are a bit of a chicken/egg situation.

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    Default Re: Feet xrays - foot balance, long toes and low heels

    Quote Originally Posted by amandaco2 View Post
    mine had this..she was BF all her life until this summer. fter 6months of shoes I noticed puffy fetlocks and she was not as forward. vet assessed..horse lame all around. xrays showed flat palmar angle.
    remedial shoes fitted..initial improvement then lamer. bigger raised shoes put on. horse lamer. heels non existant at this point. vet wanted wedges on next.
    I took the shoes off and her heels are growing again. will get her re xrayed in another few months.
    exercise and diet are key for feet. don't feed most bagged horse feeds, they are full of fillers and c**p....
    He hasn't been shod behind since i got him 2.5 years ago, farrier was always keen to keep him barefoot as he has really solid feet but I have shoes on his front in summer as we do a lot hacking and he can be very footy as it is quite stony (this is before I knew about hoof boots!) We have been trying to address the hind issue without shoes by taking as much toe away as possible but it never improved, I probably should have had the xrays done much sooner in hindsight! He always stands camped under and not sure that's because of the feet or the feet have got like that because he stands camped under due to the PSD - like ester says, chicken and egg!

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    Default Re: Feet xrays - foot balance, long toes and low heels

    I am resisting any 'cracking it' jokes!

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    Default Re: Feet xrays - foot balance, long toes and low heels

    Quote Originally Posted by emfen1305 View Post
    In the North West The vet's use an excellent one but he charges 400 and unfortunately it is not an insurance jobby and I don't have that kind of money! My usual farrier is doing some remedial farriery on another horse round the corner with similar issues so he said he would be happy to take a look at the x-rays with my vet when I am ready to shoe but thank you for offering, very kind
    that's a shame, my farrier isn't cheap but not 400!!! good luck I hope you get it sorted BF is great if it is appropriate but it's not the best solution for every problem.

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    Default Re: Feet xrays - foot balance, long toes and low heels

    mine had an area of suspect damage on the deep digi tendon on a hind and some inflammation on the front proximal suspensories.....
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    Default Re: Feet xrays - foot balance, long toes and low heels

    my mares heels improved with reducing the height of the toe and exercise in pads and boots......
    A singular specimen of the scientific class aves contained within the boundaries of the upper prehensile is equivalently valuable as a double inventory of that item located in a low spreading thicket

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