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My horse has a white line at the top of her hoof

Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by Qhchic, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Qhchic

    Qhchic Full Member

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    Hi, My horse has a white line at the top part of her hooves were it meets the hair. I didnt notice it till today because she has been out in the field and her hooves where muddy.I noticed it when i cleaned them.Its all four hooves. What is this? What can i do about it?
     
  2. 3WishesDun

    3WishesDun Senior Member+

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    sounds like her coronary band.....
     
  3. Blistering Winds

    Blistering Winds Senior Member+

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    Sounsd like the band. It is normal. Got a picture?

    When the hoof is moist, you will see it more clearly.
     
  4. Qhchic

    Qhchic Full Member

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    Her hoof was wet when i seen it but I have never noticed it before.I dont have any pictures
     
  5. new2horses

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    its the coronary band, completely normal.
     
  6. Slowrider

    Slowrider Senior Member+

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    Yes, the coronary band is at the top of the hoof. This is where the new hoof growth starts and continues to grow out downwards towards the ground. If a horse gets an injury to the coronary band it can affact the proper growth of the hoof wall.
     
  7. Rodeoprincessmc

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    its normal all horses have it well at least my horse does. i thnk ure talkin about a coronary band.


    Turn*N*Burn*Baby
    rodeoprincess
     
  8. BuddyPalAmiga

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    It would be nice to see a pic of it if you can manage it. My guess is that it's below the coronary band, and is new hoof growth that shows a feed change awhile before. I can't remember what my farrier said it's called though. I notice that about 6 months after my horses have moved into the winter pasture and are on dry hay after being on grass from April to October.
    Beth
     

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