Help please.. Donkey with broken hoof??

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Help please.. Donkey with broken hoof??

Postby b&langusfarms » Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:43 pm

My brother in law has a donkey that apperantly at some time had an abcess. The farrier came out 3 weeks ago and trimmed her hooves and said to let him know if the piece of hoof came all the way out. We called him to come back out and he cant make it till Friday. Which is still 5 days away. Does anybody have any suggestions as something we can do in the time being? She isnt really limping but she doesnt want you to touch it. Each time I go and see it, it is only worse and worse.
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Re: Help please.. Donkey with broken hoof??

Postby b&langusfarms » Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:03 pm

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Re: Help please.. Donkey with broken hoof??

Postby chippie » Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:00 pm

Contact your veterinarian. Chances are she will need to have her hoof resectioned and will probably need to be sedated to get it done. Poor girl, that was one heck of an abcess. I've never seen a hoof that bad. It will take well over a year for her hoof to grow out.

A good board for hoof related help is:

http://www.horseshoes.com/fhlpown/bb1/frhlhron.htm
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Re: Help please.. Donkey with broken hoof??

Postby turn&burn92 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:30 pm

Keep it clean until a vet or your shoer can come back for corrective work. Clean with iodine soap, and try to keep her in grass pastures, not dirt. It will stay cleaner. Good luck!
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Re: Help please.. Donkey with broken hoof??

Postby jersey lilly » Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:39 pm

How's the donkey's foot comin along?
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