Cut above hoof-something to be seriously concerned about?

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  1. MissB

    MissB Senior Member

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    [​IMG]A couple of days ago, I noticed that Blaze had what looked like a nasty looking cut right above his hoof, on the coronet band, near the hoof bulb.

    After I cleaned it up, I realized it wasn't deep, more like someone had kicked him and took the skin clean off. It's just on the border of the hoof. I'm cleaning it daily (all I have is hydrogen peroxide, is this ok?) and appyling Corona ointment. There's no heat or swelling in the leg and he's not favoring it at all.

    Thanks!

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  2. rosewood

    rosewood Senior Member+

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    Maybe trim the hair around it with a clippers or sissors even and clean it out good. If you have Magic Powder (yes it's actually called that) works great. Because if where it is...I won't put a cream on it as it will just collect dirt. The Magic Powder is great! Really speeds up the healing process. Watch for swelling and just keep it clean. Keep an eye on the hoof right there because there appears to be a little brusining. The horse might get a little soar. If it gets worse or the horse starts limping badly I would call a vet to see what your options are.
     
  3. Dusty1979

    Dusty1979 Senior Member+

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    Depending upon how deep it actually is, you might see some abnormal growth in the hoof wall if there was serious enough damage to the coronary band.

    This type of ding occurs quite often with no ill results. Clean it and coat with a healing ointment the best you can. It should heal fine.
     
  4. all4him

    all4him Senior Member+

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    Don't keep using peroxide because it actually will inhibit proper healing. I'd get some Blu-Cote or something similar to dab on it - or else the corona is fine too. Just hose it out daily to clean it then coat it with something. It should heal up just fine. My guys get that sort of thing every once in a while. Somehow they just step on themselves.
     
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    nicz2cu Senior Member+

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    Wonder Dust and I second the " no peroxide " .
     
  6. heavenjumper

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    My mare got a similar cut a few years ago from something(or someone) out in the pasture. It didn't affect her hoof at all because it didn't damage the coronary band. If there's damage to the coronary band, as someone else already mentioned, the hoof wall might grow out with some blemishes, but as long as the damage isn't severe(doesn't look like it) it should grow out normal after a while. I cleaned it out really well and then put Furall on it, followed by Alufilm to keep dirt and germs out. It healed up pretty quickly with that.
     
  7. MissB

    MissB Senior Member

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    Thanks so much everyone. Despite not reading this thread before going out to see him today (doh!) I didn't clean with peroxide, only soap and water, followed by dabbing on the Corona. It has been getting dirty and sticky, so I'll keep an eye our for the Wonder Dust.
     
  8. BettyBootsy

    BettyBootsy Banned

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    Thats a hard area to keep clean. Peroxide kills good tissues and causes proud flesh. Wonder dust is good for stop serious bleeding and causes scaring for lil stuff like that so I wouldn't use wonder dust either. Just cleaning it real good daily and I would use alumsray. Alumspray is awesome to cover it like a liq bandage. :)
     
  9. fisheadtony1

    fisheadtony1 Senior Member

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    Should heal up just fine. But if you want to try and keep it clean and dry for a few days, use a man's tube sock. Pull it up over the hoof.
     
  10. Chester

    Chester Senior Member+

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    Could it be an abscess blown out?
     






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