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Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by TCOLVIN, Nov 24, 2019.
Laminitis is where the hoof wall separates from the hoof. Is that what has happenned?
Yes that is what the veterinarian said and showed me. She said it could have started with a cut then with the wetness that she may have walked through could have caused this infection.thank you
Thank you Maria for your responses to my questions. I have a hoof boss we use and I LOVE IT!! It is such a hand saver!! I am in my 50's now and anything to save my joints is really appreciated! I don't think I would ever go back to hoof trimmers, using them full time. I do use them most often to begin with when trimming hooves.
I have to figure out what I am going to do regarding minerals. The one I had they don't eat much anymore. I may buy the mineral you recommended and just put out a little at a time? Not sure. We copper bolus every 6 months approx. So they always get copper pills. I also buy tested hay so they are getting a pretty quality balanced hay. But I know they still need free choice minerals too.
Could you please explain a little more about the sand around the barn? What is it’s purpose and is it like a 3 foot perimeter around the barn? Curious!
Sure! I will post photos.
Will have to post them tomorrow if that’s ok.
No problem! Thank you so much for doing it!
Sorry lolo! We had babies born on 18th. I will post photo soon tho!!
Hi Lolo. Here are photos of our outside sand area when it’s wet outside they have to stay in this area and don’t go out to pasture. Helps a lot with worm loads!
Bump. Hopefully Lolo saw these pics. Took me awhile to post them.
That’s a great setup @BuckNakedBoers!!
I'm jealous. @Lolo
Thank you Karen, Nigeriandwarfowner and 21goaties for your comments.
It’s really not difficult to set this up around their living situation. Bring in sand. Then you can put down something in the early spring to cause no weeds to grow. Or pull the weeds. That’s what I do anyway.
We use the small tine pooper scooper to clean up outside. Works like a charm with the sand.
We also put sand on top of the dirt in the barn. They don’t mind laying on sand to sleep.
Keeping them off pasture when it’s soaking wet in the nw is really important.