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Bad Hooves during pregancy

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Lauren Larter
Neonate
Username: Dianchi

Post Number: 1
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 05:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Guys,

Just wondered if anyone elses mares get really bad feet during pregnancy??

I have a TB and she hasnt got the best feet but has rarely lost shoes in the 10 years i have had her, however since being in foal she has now lost two shoes!!!

She is on regumate as well and is 2 months in.

Anyone else had this?
 

Paige D
Breeding Stock
Username: Realrush89

Post Number: 140
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 04:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not sure about anything specifically related to being pregnant, but there are some things you can do to help her feet in any case. First, if she isn't already, pull her off the grass in the mornings when the dew is heavy on the ground. Their feet soak up the moisture, and then because it's the middle of summer, they dry out really fast and contract, which causes cracks. So, if you can keep her out of wet conditions, that's a big step.

Another product I've used for years and swear by is called Keratex Hoof Hardener. It's expensive, but worth its weight in gold. It's a liquid and you just paint it on the hooves every couple of days. Helps tremendously with cracking, and keeps the clinches tighter.
 

Pam Romjue
Breeding Stock
Username: Pammysue

Post Number: 107
Registered: 03-2010
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 06:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You may want to start her on a multi vitamin or biotin supplement. As the baby grows it will be pulling more nutrients from her and her feet may suffer even more. There are some great supplements out there that don't cost a whole lot and it would be like giving her a prenatal vitamin!
 

Joyce Ensley
Weanling
Username: Goda_15

Post Number: 21
Registered: 07-2010
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 10:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Try Smart Pak they have tons of great supplements.



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