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Re: [RC] fever rings - Jim Holland

Sunny got a big time ring from the fall in a bog at Pirate Run last
spring.  Pulled something high up in the hip...out the rest of the
spring.  Not just a ring, but a gap in the hoof wall, increasing in size
as it grew out.  As long as it was up high in the hoof wall, wasn't a
problem. I got him through the National Championship Ride, but later in
the fall, as it approached the bottom of the hoof, caused some big
problems...no way to nail on the shoe.  Hopefully, two more shoeings and
it will be gone.  Rings are the result of "trauma", which can be caused
by most anything.  Apparently, the more serious the trauma, the larger
the fever ring. Even moving a horse from one location to another can
cause this. The "sensitivity" of the horse also seems to have some
impact.  The more sensitive the horse is to feed or lifestyle changes,
the more dramatic the fever ring.

Jim, Sun of Dimanche, and Mahada Magic

Truman Prevatt wrote:

My mare got rings from the OD. We did as much hard road riding as we
could to simulate the concussion training for it but she still got rings
- not lame. We got rings from going out West in 2001 - was it the
trailer ride or the rides we did? I have no idea.  I have noticed minor
rings from a lot of things. We got rings for West Nile. We will probably
get rings from this cold weather we are having in FL this year. A lot of
things can bring on rings. Unless there is something else, I wouldn't
worry much about it.

Truman

Laura Hayes wrote:

Heidi wrote:<<<In horses without an adequate base, I've also seen rings
corresponding to
past endurance rides.>>>

My gelding, Desco Music, who is 15 this year and has three or four endurance
seasons and two years LSD before that, gets 'rings' or actual breaks in the
horn along the coronary band after some rides.  He is never lame from it,
and we can not seem to connect it to hard roads, heat, speed or other
outside factors.  It is very disconcerting to me, but since he appears to
suffer no ill effects, other than cosmetic, I guess I am not willing to
retire him because of it. Any thoughts?

Laura Hayes AERC#2741



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