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Posted by Sally on 9/4/2015, 4:39 pm, in reply to "Re: Welllllll........."
A lot of vets don't know to check the central sulcus. The horse I mentioned in my previous post was a feedlot rescue and had lived at a sanctuary for years. Diagnosed as navicular, which he definitely was according to x-rays, he hardly moved around much. When I picked up his feet the frogs looked normal on the outside, but I always check that central sulcus. When my hoof pick sunk in over an 1" deep I told the owner we needed to call the vet. The vet came out a few days later. He picked up the foot and said, "I don't see any thrush". So, I stuck my hoof pick in there and the vet's eyes got as big as saucers when he saw how deep the sulcus was and the totally gross smelly stuff that came out. It took over a month of daily soaking and antibiotics, but once that infection was cleared up the horse was pretty sound for a few more years.