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Re: RC: Dropped Soles

Has your farrier had much experience with horses with pads? Pads keep the 
sole from shedding which could make them appear "dropped", the "cup" would 
be filled in. Hasn't the horse been reset since October? Unless he reported 
the horse to be in pain/lame I wouldn't hit the panic button just yet.
Nancy Mitts

>From: "Carolyn Stark" <>
>Reply-To: <>
>To: <>
>Subject: RC:  Dropped Soles
>Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 16:28:53 -0600
>Fellow Campers,
>My farrier just called and expressed tremendous concern about my horse's
>front hooves, which he described as having no 'cup around the frog.'  This
>has driven me frantic with worry, since I am out of town and unable to rush
>out to the barn and see for myself.  Echo has had pads on since October, 
>the farrier was out to reshoe without pads.  He thinks Echo might have a
>coffin bone 'turning' or something, and wants me to have him x-rayed.  He
>also thinks Echo has had too much beta carotene in his feed. (I feed him
>carrots, but not that much!)  Now, when I told my friends of this 
>they all felt that it probably was just stress ( I hauled him 3000 miles to
>Death Valley and back over the holiday) and that it will be ok.
>Has anybody else had this problem?  Could overdosing on beet pulp cause 
>(Susan G.?)  Is it stress?  Should I stress?
>Carolyn Stark
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