WLD + hot foot......getting worse
Hello. I'm new to this forum (recommended by a friend for your advice!). I purchased a new horse that arrived last week. This horse had terrible hoof care with long long long hooves. I noticed the one was chipped in front with cracks & suspected white line. Had the farrier come out asap (within 3 days of arrival) & indeed he did have the disease. His white line is VERY stretched around the toe and he cut out some of the wall, but you really can't tell now that he's shod as not much came off. During the 3 days I had him before being re-shod he would buck & play during turnout, not really being 'off' -- but there was heat in the hoof that went down considerably after 2 days of packing with hoof packing. Anyways, had the horse shod & after turnout the next day (turnouts dry) he was very very noticeably sore. Heat in the hoof is so hot you feel like your hand is burning (really!). I've been putting the following on his hoof twice a day since the day he arrived (had some left over from another case 6 months ago on a horse that came in from Florida with it).
What else can I do? Farrier said the x-rays wouldn't show anything & to just keep treating it with the hoof disinfectant. How long will the heat last....i.e. how long till this gets cured? The other WLD case never had any heat & really didn't bother the horse (was a hind hoof whereas this is a front). This gelding can't even be turned out now as when he's turned out he'll be sore for 2 days before going sound enough for turnout again.
Here's a pic of the front two hooves (right with the WLD) right after he stepped off the van. I will take a pic tomorrow of what they look like now.