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Common Hoof Problems

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What hoof condition do you deal with most often?
(Please select only one.)

Hoof cracks
37%
393
Thrush
27%
292
Abscesses
15%
160
Stone bruises
9%
96
Other (please specify)
12%
124

Total votes cast: 1065

Comments & Write-in Answers

Laminitis

6/10/2013 9:41:27 PM

oregon is webfoot country, thrush buster is what I use to keep my horses feet from going to mush!

6/10/2013 9:11:34 PM

Thrush in one of four horses. The one is stalled at night when we have alot of rain.

6/10/2013 7:44:23 PM

None

6/10/2013 7:12:11 PM

in white line and heel bulb crevice

6/10/2013 6:47:00 PM

White line

6/10/2013 6:33:40 PM

poor frog development with wet weather conditions

6/10/2013 6:12:52 PM

Dried out looking hooves

6/10/2013 4:37:33 PM

Recurring White Line for over 1 1/2 years in different hooves.

6/10/2013 3:07:39 PM

soft thin horn that breaks away easily

6/10/2013 2:34:45 PM

Need to grow hoof or lack of hoof growth.

6/10/2013 1:34:22 PM

wet hooves

6/10/2013 11:51:00 AM

growing hoof crack , can't be checked after lots of attempt

6/10/2013 9:05:52 AM

slow hoof growth, dry feet

6/9/2013 11:18:51 PM

laminitis

6/9/2013 10:50:38 PM

Low heels, thin walls

6/9/2013 9:04:23 PM

Poor shoeing, not properly cut and leveled; even tdhe bst shoer has days when he's in a hurry,

6/9/2013 8:51:22 PM

none. I have Old Type Morgans w/excellent hooves.

6/9/2013 8:24:30 PM

laminitis - hoof separation

6/9/2013 7:05:49 PM

I attend to my horses hooves daily,no prpblems

6/9/2013 6:27:17 PM

laminitis

6/9/2013 5:08:01 PM

long toes and the consequent crushin heels. can't get an other wise competent farrier to take enoug

6/9/2013 4:49:54 PM

I have one mare with extremely small feet

6/9/2013 3:45:16 PM

white line disease

6/9/2013 3:27:48 PM

flaring

6/9/2013 10:08:42 AM

Rarely any, the occasional of all of the above.

6/9/2013 5:29:23 AM

Have very few problems with my horses hooves at all. I've been fortunate!

6/8/2013 10:05:49 PM

white line

6/8/2013 4:25:49 PM

club feet. My horse has 3 club feet.

6/8/2013 11:17:12 AM

founder

6/8/2013 11:10:47 AM

I live in a very humid area.

6/8/2013 10:49:19 AM

thoroughbred crumbly hooves

6/8/2013 10:49:01 AM

brittle hoof

6/8/2013 8:08:24 AM

All of the above- we're on the coast of WA state w/80" of rain

6/8/2013 12:35:33 AM

No problems with my current horses' hooves- 1 barefoot, 1 shod on fronts only

6/8/2013 12:02:20 AM

there are always more than just one. Cracks, abscesses, thrush and white line disease are all common

6/7/2013 2:56:44 PM

None on a regular basis.

6/7/2013 1:59:18 PM

dry brittle hooves in the summer heat, soft mushy hooves in winter and spring

6/7/2013 1:16:32 PM

gravel ie seedy toe

6/7/2013 12:34:34 PM

winter mud is a thrush haven

6/7/2013 12:05:37 PM

Front Hoof Flares

6/7/2013 11:53:36 AM

None...our 12 horses have great feet!

6/7/2013 11:49:40 AM

Horse, per farrier, has best feet he has seen. But have had 2 stone bruises over the winter.

6/7/2013 11:19:58 AM

Hoof rot! Thought it was thrush all these years!

6/7/2013 10:24:07 AM

Deep Sulcas thrush became issue on 4 of 6 horses during 2011 til present

6/7/2013 9:53:23 AM

white line

6/7/2013 5:00:02 AM

Thankfully Thrush is seasonal for my barn

6/7/2013 2:07:23 AM

we live in very dry conditions most of the year

6/6/2013 11:31:28 PM

thin soles with sensitive feet

6/6/2013 10:20:31 PM

None whatsoever I own a US Mustang, best hooves and feet of any horse I've owned..

6/6/2013 10:10:46 PM

White line disease

6/6/2013 9:58:20 PM

flakey, dry

6/6/2013 8:30:11 PM

I keep my horse barefoot and he breaks a piece of sole now and then.

6/6/2013 7:23:01 PM

Thin walls

6/6/2013 6:19:04 PM

Even in DRY Southern California, we still have to deal with Thrush!.

6/6/2013 6:05:39 PM

dry hooves

6/6/2013 6:01:06 PM

This year, quality deteriorating due to excess moisture

6/6/2013 5:20:15 PM

Quarter cracks

6/6/2013 4:51:55 PM

no hoof problems!

6/6/2013 4:43:01 PM

None, very rare and my horse has never been shod

6/6/2013 4:35:33 PM

Dry conditions and stamping flies away worsen cracks in the summer for my flat -footed draft.

6/6/2013 1:27:06 PM

White line disease

6/6/2013 12:43:06 PM

no longer as I have asked my farrier to stop trimming away the sole and frog!

6/6/2013 12:10:46 PM

soft hooves

6/6/2013 11:46:11 AM

White Line Disease

6/6/2013 11:36:28 AM

None! since switching to AANHCP Natural Hoof Care trimming

6/6/2013 11:19:51 AM

seedy toe

6/6/2013 10:35:16 AM

Most problematical during/after ran

6/6/2013 10:21:59 AM

Soft feet from flood irrg. of pastures. No I dont believe that study.

6/6/2013 10:19:43 AM

my horse is barefoot and has none of these issues

6/6/2013 9:12:45 AM

white line disease!

6/6/2013 2:40:35 AM

quarter cracks

6/6/2013 1:24:05 AM

Both my horses feet start chipping within 2 weeks of being trimmed due to hard rocky ground & drynes

6/6/2013 12:29:24 AM

thin soles

6/6/2013 12:26:01 AM

i ride in sharp rock mountains --sub-solar abscess occurred once

6/5/2013 11:43:18 PM

poop all over the place

6/5/2013 11:28:50 PM

none--barefoot horse for 10 yrs. no thrush or cracks, a couple of abscesses, boots to avoid stone

6/5/2013 7:45:26 PM

Chipping of barefoot horses hooves

6/5/2013 7:25:07 PM

None. good feed program, good farrier and good arena conditions and conditioning of horses

6/5/2013 7:16:17 PM

hoof flare

6/5/2013 6:20:51 PM

weak hooves, lost shoes

6/5/2013 5:50:32 PM

Only during dry summer months

6/5/2013 4:15:26 PM

I guess I am one of the lucky ones so far cause I have no issues with my horses hoofs. Preventive ca

6/5/2013 3:09:25 PM

dry hooves

6/5/2013 3:07:14 PM

thin, tender soles

6/5/2013 2:32:44 PM

White line

6/5/2013 1:45:51 PM

Rain Rot

6/5/2013 1:34:53 PM

Laminitis is my old guy's biggest threat. Have to keep him off the grass. Heart breaking.

6/5/2013 12:43:47 PM

Laminitis

6/5/2013 12:28:31 PM

white line disease

6/5/2013 12:24:40 PM

Pulled shoes.

6/5/2013 11:51:23 AM

Based on wet conditions and terrain ie rocks that can bruse

6/5/2013 10:56:57 AM

especially important in fly season to keep up with trimming/rolling edges to minimize chipping

6/5/2013 10:50:40 AM

chips-he goes barefoot

6/5/2013 10:15:10 AM

foundered pony needs constant hoof care/frequent trims

6/5/2013 9:55:50 AM

splitting

6/5/2013 9:30:09 AM

Founder

6/5/2013 8:09:15 AM

Had white line in left fore. That is where the crack appears.

6/5/2013 8:03:10 AM

We really don't have hoof issues with our Minis.

6/5/2013 7:59:29 AM

Chips

6/5/2013 7:41:32 AM

couple of chips in hoof wall, laminitis concern in three horses all metabolic

6/5/2013 7:30:20 AM

underrun heels

6/5/2013 7:20:03 AM

White line separation

6/5/2013 6:07:24 AM

none--regular trimming, no shoes, but absolutely no problems in 4 yrs I've had him

6/5/2013 5:38:58 AM

I find that the abscess usually recurs given the right conditions - usually changing wet/dry weather

6/5/2013 3:42:51 AM

Deep collateral grooves and central sulcus which easily develop thrush

6/5/2013 2:48:07 AM

Toes grow faster than quarters--easily solved by a good trim

6/5/2013 2:22:32 AM

Too wet or to dry depending on the season

6/5/2013 1:15:32 AM

None

6/5/2013 12:59:57 AM

strong walls/weak sole

6/5/2013 12:57:13 AM

chipping and tearing

6/5/2013 12:40:34 AM

NONE! I bred for good feet! It's saved me a ton of money!!

6/5/2013 12:28:58 AM

seedy toe

6/4/2013 11:34:18 PM

Frog infection....

6/4/2013 10:35:40 PM

my Percheron gelding has hooves that chip to "self trim"

6/4/2013 10:11:48 PM

Abscesses - our climate goes from desert dry to lush wet overnite, but always glad "it's just an abs

6/4/2013 9:41:33 PM

weak sole

6/4/2013 9:22:55 PM

I'm a farrier & I see a lot of thrush that owners don't realize is going on. 2nd would be abscesses

6/4/2013 9:16:31 PM

White line

6/4/2013 9:13:30 PM

we live in the desert deep sand is always drying out their feet

6/4/2013 9:10:21 PM

Ex-race horse. Enough said about hoof cracks.

6/4/2013 9:07:12 PM

Seedy toe

6/4/2013 9:02:25 PM

navicular

6/4/2013 9:01:03 PM

chips

6/4/2013 8:58:38 PM

Thrush prevention. We prevent thrush on my barefoot Shire in wet Florida with Silvetrasol.

6/4/2013 8:40:01 PM

At moist times of year as our horses are turned out all day.

6/4/2013 7:50:45 PM

Heels grow faster than toes

6/4/2013 7:48:56 PM

White Line

6/4/2013 7:26:22 PM

clubfoot

6/4/2013 7:22:38 PM

Navicular

6/4/2013 7:09:53 PM

soft soles ... remedy is painting on formaldehyde.

6/4/2013 7:09:23 PM

Horse drinks huge amounts of water in the AZ summer, urinates freq. & stands in it! Cracks aplenty!

6/4/2013 6:58:59 PM

Hot arid desert; concrete-hard earth.

6/4/2013 6:49:07 PM

Specifically seedy toe

6/4/2013 6:18:54 PM

only problem my horses have is their feet wear down too much ,I don't use shoes.

6/4/2013 6:15:13 PM

Our horses feet are constantly wet and dry...makes for some nasty cracks during the summer

6/4/2013 6:08:30 PM

white line disease

6/4/2013 5:57:43 PM

VERY thin soles - any suggestions?

6/4/2013 5:56:39 PM

Rolled heels.

6/4/2013 5:48:52 PM

None.

6/4/2013 5:42:24 PM

Used to be thrush and abscesses, moved to different area, now have problems with cracks.

6/4/2013 5:17:13 PM

weak walls especially nail holes

6/4/2013 5:16:43 PM

Have had unusually wet spring and have seen an increase in abcesses, especially in our 28 y/o mule

6/4/2013 4:57:05 PM

low heels / long toe

6/4/2013 4:51:37 PM

Using Keratex successfully to seal moisture out.

6/4/2013 4:45:41 PM

My Clydes are really hard on their hooves -loose shoes, quarter cracks, bruises, concussion issues!

6/4/2013 4:32:29 PM

They don't have trush all of the time, but a couple of times a year is more than we like.

6/4/2013 4:31:08 PM

Damp michigan springs and falls....just can't get away from it.

6/4/2013 4:14:54 PM

Fortunately we only have to deal with abscesses once in a while - hoof cracks are constant.

6/4/2013 4:11:35 PM

No problems, just healthy hoof growth

6/4/2013 1:01:53 PM

none: " Natural Trim" enthusiast for seven plus years now. BKD/ New Hope, PA.

6/4/2013 11:14:34 AM

Dry, scaly hooves.

6/4/2013 11:10:27 AM