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Anonymous
 
Posted From: 203.221.70.56
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 03:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Has anyone had any experience with seedy toe and copper sulphate? A batch was recently given to me and I was told it would clear the seedy toe up within a few weeks. However, my farrier told me not to use it because it may make my horse go lame is this true?
 

Rooty (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted From: 72.56.36.121
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 11:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would soak in Epsom salts and use Koppertox. I don't know anything about the copper sulphate.
 

Kim k
Breeding Stock
Username: Kimk

Post Number: 149
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 12:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Please explain what a seedy toe is . Are there other terms for this problem ?

also for help in soaking a foot, this works very well. Take a ziploc freezer bag (freezer bags are the thickest) and put your soaking solution in the bag with some cotton balls(cotton balls help to keep the solution where you may need it-in the hoof and also you may not need to fill the bag up totally)then put the foot in the bag, and take vet wrap, and wrap it around the end of the bag up around the ankle area. Let them walk if they want, this beats trying to keep a foot in a bucket. the bag normally holds up pretty good for a good length of time.
 

Anonymous
 
Posted From: 202.168.30.91
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 03:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you for your help
 

Lisa Weir
Yearling
Username: Pals_pal

Post Number: 76
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 10:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We use a disposable nappy...diaper in America?? and wet it thoroughly, add epsom salts or whatever solution is needed and bandage that on. If the horse is on soft ground, this lasts for days, even a week if needed. That's for an abcess, seedy toe being different, I thought you wanted to dry that out.

Seedy toe as I know it is where the hoof wall lifts away and infection sets in. It happens when the foot is wet for long periods. Our farrier cuts it away and puts a shoe on to help the horse get around till it grows out. Extreme cases are difficult, but we don't see too many of them.

Copper sulphate as a wash may be ok, but don't pack it in the hole as it is an irritant, it eats flesh.
 

Kim k
Breeding Stock
Username: Kimk

Post Number: 152
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 10:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lisa,
Thanks for explaining a seedy toe. Never delt with it before and there are some many multiple terms for a problem.
Kim
 

Rooty (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted From: 72.56.36.121
Posted on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 11:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Our boarder bought a horse this summer that had seedy toe, and after the farrier had cut away as much as possible she was soaked in Epsom salts daily to draw any pus that might have been left down, then Koppertox was put on.
 

Terri Berwanger
Neonate
Username: Terrib

Post Number: 10
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2005 - 12:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In response to Lisa above. I have a bottle in my tack room marked FLESH EATER. Had a horse with proud flesh and we used the copper sulphate.
 

Lisa Weir
Yearling
Username: Pals_pal

Post Number: 77
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2005 - 08:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, Terri, it's great for that. That bottle sounds like something from a mad proffesor's lab. Hahaha.



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