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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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tender foot

our mare is real careful with one of her hind feet.she avoid anywhere with small rocks and does't like for it to be trimmed or messed with at all. She doesn't have a rock or anythng in it she just acts like its real tender. what can we do for her?

Re: tender foot

Hi Angie,

Thanks for writing about your mare. I would first rule out a brewing abscess. Your vet or farrier could help you assess this.

It is likely not a nutritional issue since it is only affecting one foot. So, medical attention would be your best bet.

If it does turn out to be an abscess, she would likely benefit from additional antioxidants in her diet, to boost her ability to fight infection. Depending on what you're already feeding, you may want to consider a supplement such as PreOx.

Please keep me posted.

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO