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Asking again, if outdoor temps warm up above 5 degrees celc. will recovery be quick? And, with cold lami, can I assume soaking in cold water is not good. What about soaking in hot water?
I wouldn’t like to rely on the temp increasing to fix the problem. Yes, I suspect it will help, but it’s very much about getting the core temp of the horse up, so the circulation to the extremities is restored. If your core temp has dropped, I’m not sure a slight improvement in the weather will be enough.
I would def say cold soaking should be avoided. I’m not sure soaking in warm water would he that helpful. Firstly the water cools down pretty quickly, but also the hoof is a really good insulator, so I’m not sure how much heat would get to the feet. I think you’ll find leg wraps more effective (not to mention more practical. It’s not often the easier solution works out better!! 🙂 )
If temps warm up, will there be a quick recovery?
Thank you very much for this info Debs, its been really helpful as I’ve been struggling to work out why Honey is sore again!!!? I think its actually from the wormer I had to give her, but its made me reassess the rug situation. Being EMS and no doubt having compromised hooves from long term laminits, I think the cold and the circulation issue may not be helping either. Such a minefield but always so good to listen to you and know that there are other people out there going through similar with their horses. I feel better now and don’t have that terrible helpless dread where I don’t know what to do and feel like I’m completely failing Honey. Thank you so much x
Glad that helped 🙂 Honey is lucky to have you!