Hoof Emergencies

Have you ever dealt with a critical hoof-related emergency?


Total votes cast: 371

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broken coffin bone. Pedial osteosis, HUGE abcess at coronary band.

9/1/2013 11:21:30 PM

Founder, sinker.

8/31/2013 7:06:26 PM

over the years, founder, abcesses and cuts

8/31/2013 2:24:09 PM


8/31/2013 1:14:57 PM

I didn't know there was such a thing...

8/30/2013 5:02:21 PM

I am a trimer and I must say rehabing after removal of Rocker Shoes rates at the top of my list !

8/30/2013 1:53:15 PM

loss of 1/3 hoof up to coronary treatment for white line disease

8/30/2013 1:17:31 PM

yes a nail punture at the appex of the frog, thankfully it was at end of a 8 week cycle and was fine

8/30/2013 12:59:51 PM

No emergencies other then coffin bones going through the sole

8/30/2013 12:19:40 AM

Rescued a severly foundered Tennessee Wlaker.

8/30/2013 12:14:53 AM

poison induced capsule ejection, Dr Strasser's method helped keep the capsules on, n saved mare

8/29/2013 10:58:00 PM

Not sure if Navicular counts but I have been lucky to only have to deal with the occasional abcess

8/29/2013 9:28:59 PM

front hoof abscess

8/29/2013 9:26:35 PM

critical hoof situation, but not emergency

8/29/2013 6:56:22 PM


8/29/2013 6:54:03 PM

Toe-clip puncture wound followed, 10 days later, by shoe nail in "good" hoof. May never shoe again!

8/29/2013 6:26:11 PM


8/29/2013 5:41:33 PM


8/29/2013 5:24:38 PM

Severe laminitis

8/29/2013 3:52:23 PM


8/28/2013 10:52:16 PM

A 2.5 inch nail thru the sole. Horse was mildy lame but had a high104 fever.

8/28/2013 10:25:40 PM


8/28/2013 9:56:27 PM

Half the hoof was cut off, horse put down.

8/28/2013 8:27:42 PM

My senior horse had to have 2/3 of his hoof resected

8/28/2013 5:21:42 PM

Don't mess around- CALL THE VET!

8/28/2013 5:21:03 PM


8/28/2013 5:08:29 PM

laminitis and nail in foot and frog

8/28/2013 5:07:50 PM

The horse stepped on a nail that went through the sole and out the back of the heel bulb. VET CALL!

8/28/2013 3:22:05 PM

My last mare had back 1/4 of her hoof cut off (vet) after an injury-she sliced it on a metal gate

8/28/2013 2:42:35 PM

My 2yr Draft horse had an absces at the cornet band.You could look into her hoof when she walk ugg

8/28/2013 2:06:10 PM

My 13yr old event horse actually had a piece od rebar puncture is left hind hoof

8/28/2013 1:52:42 PM


8/28/2013 10:48:26 AM

While being ridden horse suffered a "quarter crack", with severe pain and gushing of blood. Now OK!

8/28/2013 10:11:58 AM

accute founder

8/28/2013 9:10:09 AM

acute laminitis

8/28/2013 7:31:39 AM

gelding kicked off half a hind hoof in the trailer, blood smeared everywhere, but he was never lame!

8/28/2013 7:03:26 AM

Thank God, no!

8/28/2013 5:12:55 AM

Yes - serious puncture wound, also laceration deep into coronary band.

8/28/2013 12:15:53 AM

nail in the hoof sole.

8/27/2013 11:41:17 PM

Sadly laminitis

8/27/2013 10:46:43 PM

Yearling slid foot under metal sheeting and sliced 1 1/2 " by 1 1/2 " slice down to top of hoof.

8/27/2013 10:21:34 PM

Sudden lameness, it ended up being an abscess....

8/27/2013 10:15:53 PM

Thank goodness nothing more than an abscess.

8/27/2013 10:04:33 PM


8/27/2013 9:32:32 PM

bad abcess in a front hoof

8/27/2013 9:27:57 PM

fractured coffin bone in hind foot

8/27/2013 8:35:35 PM

No, thank God!

8/27/2013 8:27:57 PM

laminitis - with two different horses

8/27/2013 8:14:59 PM

Bad hoof abscess

8/27/2013 7:46:11 PM

horse galloped over a limestone outcropping in the paddock. It was euthanased with a heart rate 100

8/27/2013 7:40:02 PM

I have been dealing with spongy feet, because of all the rain.

8/27/2013 6:50:25 PM

If you count laminitis, and yes, my mini was too fat. Comfortable within a week and is now reducing.

8/27/2013 6:49:17 PM

Arab colt caught hoof under stall wall, pulled most of it off. Healed deformed, was breeding sound.

8/27/2013 6:22:42 PM

Horse had 1/2 his hoof torn off when he got caught in a fence, took a year and a half to grow back

8/27/2013 6:03:53 PM


8/27/2013 6:01:45 PM

Coronary band injury and stone bruises

8/27/2013 5:42:12 PM

1" roofing nail at point of frog streight in.

8/27/2013 5:39:43 PM

Had a very nasty cut along the coronary band that had arterial blood spray. Full recovery.

8/27/2013 5:37:46 PM

My horse was allowed to get severe laminitis & if it weren't for my amazing farrier she wouldve died

8/27/2013 5:37:05 PM

Quarter crack

8/27/2013 5:32:04 PM

Been lucky so far!

8/27/2013 5:05:38 PM

several over the years---laminitis, large nail stuck in sole, cut bulb of heel through hoof

8/27/2013 4:41:26 PM

Inside bulb of my mare's front hoof was sliced 'almost' off and needed quick stitches to save it.

8/27/2013 4:40:41 PM

It's pretty frightening until the farrier gets there~!

8/27/2013 4:29:42 PM

Luckily not!

8/27/2013 4:23:26 PM

Need most current research on Cushings related rotation of coffin bone.

8/27/2013 4:14:28 PM

Deeply embedded nail.

8/27/2013 3:55:25 PM

Yes. Laminitis. Hate it. Poor horse. He was IR.

8/27/2013 10:48:54 AM

My mare had a nail in her hoof

8/27/2013 10:02:49 AM

severe nail puncture in hoof,vet had to x-ray for fragments

8/27/2013 9:51:36 AM

ringbone upper and lower same foot, received a alchol fusion and the pain is better

8/27/2013 7:29:21 AM


8/27/2013 5:29:30 AM

Many times.

8/27/2013 1:00:07 AM

Abcesses - three areas in one foot. Anothe rhuge abcess that two weeks to resolve.

8/27/2013 12:57:06 AM