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Re: [RC] "stress rings" on horse feet - Chris Paus

Yup. I noticed that this year too! Never noticed it in
my herd before, but when we changed from fall to
really cold, hard winter and then to spring, I started
noticing some "rings" on my horses' hooves. The
farrier said not to worry.. the hooves were just
fine...

chris
--- "A. Perez" <walkergirl@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
After having a farrier ask if my horse had been ill
in the past
year because he had 'fever rings', I looked at the
feet of these
horses at the farm where I field board.  Most of
them had these
rings.  I think horses that relay on pasture for
food experience
more fluctations in nutrition due to weather
fluctuation, and
may have rings as a result, even if they keep their
weight well
and are not 'mal nurished'.  IMHO, I don't think
such rings
always necessarily result from 'trauma'... either
that or 15+
horses at this farm all experienced the same trauma,
'cause they
all have these rings, and no, we haven;t had any
epidemics.

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