My guy is recovering from surgery and must keep his foot dry. Well, that was all well and good until now: it's 90 and he's going to be a sweaty mess when I get to the barn. Does anyone have any brilliant ideas for keeping his foot dry while I hose him? The wash stall is matted on concrete, so it's not as if it's going to be muddy. Maybe an iv bag taped to the leg, with some sort of cuff to deflect the water?? I can't be the first one to have needed this - please share your brilliant ideas!
I have tried EVERYTHING...or at least it feels like that. The bags were never great, and I did duck tape them; used the press n'seal...everything. I tried all last summer (diapers, multiple zip lock bags and duck tape/vet wrap...) and could not come up with a thing that worked. My reasons were different, though...they were to prevent quarter cracks.
This year I am approaching it by using Effol hoof ointment before bathing. A farrier suggested it (not mine). Today was the first day...seemed to repel the water very well.
Simkie, that's exactly what I was contemplating! I couldn't figure out how to google it!
I ended up just sponging him with a very conservative amount of water with the leg and foot still wrapped. Boooorrriiinnnggg, but effective for cooling, if not for removal of all sweat. God knows I've got time to curry that, these days.
Thanks all! And Tom, surely I should just train him to hold his foot up out of the way of all water? Or are you just enabling me to buy large equipment?