Be powerful. No other option exists.
How is just one hoof ”overgrown”?So I sent some pictures of her hoof to the vet the other day. Vet says that the abscess has popped, and it blew up through the coronary band. Which is good I guess in most circumstances. But since the abscess is on the one overgrown hoof, the hoof pinches it as she walks :/ So she lays down a lot which isn't good. It would be so much easier if it had been on any of the other hooves, but of course it had to be that one.
While reading the book ‘Perfect Partners by Kelly Marks (an excellent book by the way) I was struck by a very true statement she made…. “Well meaning is not the same as well being for the horse”.
One of the ways we tend to show good care for our horse is to provide plenty of feed. Unfortunately this over-caring can be cruel to a horse or pony especially in spring and early summer when grasses are high in sugar.
Our equines (that includes donkeys and mules) often have to endure the pain of a hoof abscess caused by too much rich grass, and can be affected even if they don’t appear to be overweight. These photos show the various stages of an abscess which in the beginning can cause three-legged lameness before it bursts through soft tissue.
The pain the horse endures at this stage is similar to when you hit your thumb with a hammer and the swelling and blood is trapped under your thumbnail.
Eventually the pus and serum are forced from the internal hoof structures and come out through the coronet band or heel bulb areas.
An abscess that has burst through the coronary band.
Sometimes a milder abscess is not even evident in a horse not exercised regularly, only showing up when the hoof trimmer discovers a rotting hole in the sole or hoof wall.
https://naturalhorseworld.com/hoof-abscess/#:~:text=A hoof abscess can be a warning sign,or treats but this can cause more problems.
You are misinformed. The problem is that even if someone is young, they still need to learn. She has mentioned a couple times that one or both of the donks are not sound and lameness indicates something hurts.
You weren't listening to some of what was said. The abcess was a new development after the missed attempt at breeding. The group scolding was given after the missed attempt at breeding. Granted, the overgrown hoof should have been corrected before breeding but that apparently happened before the poster visited ht.You are misinformed. The problem is that even if someone is young, they still need to learn. She has mentioned a couple times that one or both of the donks are not sound and lameness indicates something hurts.
Pet peeve.The stud was brought here 3 weeks ago.
A ‘mule’ is a widely used term is the offspring of a male donkey (a jack) and a female horse (a mare).
A ‘hinny’ does not refer to a donkey or an ass either. It is the hybrid between a female donkey (a jenny) and a male horse (stallion). Genealogically, it is more difficult to reproduce a hinny in comparison to a mule.
What is the Difference Between a Donkey, a Mule and an Ass?
There are ways to correct you poor decision but I don’t get the impression you would be interested.The stud was brought here 3 weeks ago. He was with the girls for 2 weeks before I brought him back last Sunday.
He was with the both of the donkeys at separate times, they go in for ultrasounds on the 28th of July so I will see who is bred then.
I did have him with the one with the overgrown hoof, because I had thought that my farrier would be able to fix it. As of today, I realize that it probably wasn't the best decision, even though my farrier should have her fixed up by the time she gets further along, I realize now that I should have waited until she was better to begin the breeding process. There is nothing I can do about it now, and that is why I have not responded to a lot of things on this thread.
I have made my decision, I realize a lot of you think it was a bad one, but there is nothing I can do about it now.
If the donks turn out to not be bred, I will not be trying to rebreed them. Possibly the one with good hooves, but definitely not the other.
I'm not even sure if I would breed one, I may just keep them, or sell them. I don't know yet. I will decided after the 28th.
Also, my vet and my farrier both knew that I was going to breed her, and neither of them said anything. I feel like if it was as big of a deal as you guys have made it, they would have at least said something. I do realize that it was not a smart decision, and I get where you guys are coming from. I really do. And I have taken it all into account by deciding I won't try and rebreed her. As of right now, there is nothing I can do about it.
Any more questions?
I'm actually waiting for your response on this one because you chastised me when you ignored critical information.You weren't listening to some of what was said. The abcess was a new development after the missed attempt at breeding. The group scolding was given after the missed attempt at breeding. Granted, the overgrown hoof should have been corrected before breeding but that apparently happened before the poster visited ht.
Education is one thing. Continually chastising a poster for past mistakes is not education.