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RE: [RC] easyboots - Rae

I’ve used easyboots for abscesses.  They’re great for keeping the gauze with the iodine/salt mixture on the bottom of the foot and keeps the foot dry.  I would change the dressing each day when I soaked, but would put the boot back on until the hole healed.  As long as it’s not on so tight you’re bruising the hoof or rubbing the heel bulbs – go ahead and keep them on.

 

Rae
Tall C Arabians - Central Region
Life isn't like a box of chocolates...it's more like a jar of jalapenos.What you do today, might burn your bum tomorrow.

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From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Juli Bechard
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 7:26 PM
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [RC] easyboots

 

About 2 or 3 months ago, I bought a pair of easyboot epics, size one.   Tonight when I cleaned Alpine’s feet, he has a Nasty case of thrush in his right front.  He’s always been prone to it, and two days ago the foot was fine.  However, it rained two days in a row.  With him, that’ll do it.  The thrush is way deep in the heel, and has caused some nasty pits.  He’s sore from it and just a hair off.  I figured the foot should stay as dry as possible, so that’s where the easyboots came into play.

 

I’ve never actually taken the time to put them on, but I did read the literature that came with them, and Karen’s website.  They went on almost too easy.  I cleaned out both feet, and put procaine penicillin on both also, just for good measure.  On the bad foot, I soaked a piece of gauze in the penicillin, stuck it in the holes in his frog, and then wrapped the foot in vet wrap.  The boot went on top of it. 


If there are gaiters on the boot, how do you tell if the foot is all the way to the bottom? Is it supposed to sound like “thwump thwump” when he walks?  Can I leave easyboots on him in the pasture tomorrow? I figured I’d leave them on for a couple of hours tonight to let the antibiotics get in there and do some good.  But can I put them on him tomorrow and turn him out? I’ll leave him in the small pasture so if he yanks one, I can find it later.   How long can you leave an easyboot on?  They seem good and tight. I had to use my foot to close it.

 

Thanks for the boot help….

 

Juli and Alpine (who’s foot stinks right now)


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