Stone gall

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Stone galls ("blue painters") are caused by bruising and inflammation of the hoof dermis, especially on the front hooves of horses.

Symptoms are lameness , tenderness, low temperature of the diseased leg and a visible reddish / pink spot on the diseased area. Later a pus-filled cavity forms.

The causes are based on inflammation due to excessive pressure on the sole thighs

  • Foreign bodies (stones)
  • an overgrown horn and corner brace wall
  • inappropriate fogging .

Treatment is carried out by trimming the hoof and opening up existing foci of pus, relieving the diseased area with suitable shoeing.

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