Treatment for thin-soled, tender barefoot horse??
Have a mare that went lame last week with no swelling, heat, or obvious signs. She has always been barefoot her entire 10 years. But this is a fairly new barn and she has a thick layer of gravel in her paddock that is attached to her stall.
Found out from a good barefoot trimmer that she has very thin soles, a bit of thrush going on, and a stone bruise most likely. Her left front was very sensitive to the hoof tester. No abscess. He is recommending easy boots while she is turned out during the day and then boots off at night when she is in her stall. She is also temporarily blocked from her gravel paddock. Idea is to toughen up her soles for a couple of weeks.
But I was also wondering if there is a good supplement and/or topical treatment I can use as well?