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  1. #21
    Join Date
    Sep. 7, 2011
    Cool, CA


    Quote Originally Posted by Simkie View Post
    You can also use dormosedan gel sublingually. It is very effective.
    Quote Originally Posted by ecrklaveness View Post
    Ihave you considered boots, glue-on shoes or easyboot glue-ons?

    Used together, for 2~4 shoeings, this would be my suggestion. The Dormosidan to keep him calm, and the glue-ons to get him to understand his foot isn't going to hurt every time. Once the foot has healed, back off the sedation, and once he'll stand for a set of glue-ons without sedation, reintroduce him to the idea of nailing. While glue-ons are expensive, they cost less than the vet visit in my experience.

    Also, if this has been going on for a while, have we done recent radiographs or an MRI to be sure the infection hasn't gotten into the bone? That can be a big cause of ongoing pain issues.
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  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jul. 25, 2003
    Boston Area


    Sometimes it's the farrier, not the horse.

    I had my last horse for 12 years. For a brief period of time he misbehaved for the farrier. If I put him on the cross ties, he'd break through them.

    As soon as I got a new farrier, he stopped.

    It wasn't anything that this guy did that was obvious, because I was there, but there was something about him my horse really didn't like.
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  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jul. 16, 2001
    The Great White North, where we get taxed out the wazoo


    Along with your handling, the bute etc, what about using a clicker with the treats when he is being good? maybe don't give him his breakfast, so he is looking forward to the treats even more, and like a previous poster suggested use a hammer to tap/bang his feet, click and reward when the behaviour is appropriate.
    Barring that, I don't think the suggestion of another farrier is a bad one..other than the PITA factor might be worth a shot.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Mar. 4, 2010


    No suggestions to add - you've had some good ones - just a "thank you" from a farrier's wife for opting to find a solution to this, rather than regarding it as the farrier's problem!

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