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Old 02-13-2011, 09:28 PM  
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What are "golden slippers" and do all newborns have them?

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just like the title states just wondering exactly what golden slippers are and if all newborn foals are born with them? I don't remember reading about them in blessed are the broodmares but maybe I just missed them. So what are they?

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It's just another name for the look of the feet that foals have when they are born. It is a super soft and called "eponychium" and the reason it is soft is to prevent them from accidentally tearing the sac. They harden up after about 4-5 days and are very porous, creating an optimal point of entry for unwanted bacteria in the newborn foal (which is why the feet as well as the umbilical should be treated)
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I am glad someone asked this I have never heard of it....hmmm very interesting....
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Can't upload pic of the foals slipper it won't let me open it. Gonna keep trying sorry
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Yikes can that be fixed with proper farrier work? Never heard of that either Kinda creepy looking.
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All babies are born with this... for protection
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:37 PM  
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I don't think it is always as extreme as that large pic, my little filly's hooves didn't look quite like that when she was born. her feet were actually very well formed...kind of hard to tell from this pic, but she is about 24 hours old here

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Never saw it before creepy but cool.
Guess I always thought they were born with "soft" feet that got harder as they "air dried". Interesting!
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That first picture kind of grosses me out.. bleh.
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Interesting. I didn't know about treating the hooves in the new born. I have had a few with more of the feathering than others.
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Interesting. I didn't know about treating the hooves in the new born. I have had a few with more of the feathering than others.
I think, and this is my theory not published or anything. if it is I havent read it.. that the more feathering depends on how early or late the foal is..
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Do you think an early foal would have more? and a later foal less? since there hooves would be more formed? Not gonna lie they kinda gross me out to :P but I just wanna be prepared for when my foal comes in may.

ETA: I mean the feathering on the bottem of the hooves

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Jazzymonster, not as severe are they all but just wanted to show what can look like just in case.
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Do you think an early foal would have more? and a later foal less? since there hooves would be more formed? Not gonna lie they kinda gross me out to :P but I just wanna be prepared for when my foal comes in may.

ETA: I mean the feathering on the bottem of the hooves
Yes, typically my babies that have gone shorter term have had more significant feathering.. and my one colt who was born almost three weeks late.. and was AI'd had none within a couple of hours.. I didnt see him born.. but he was still damp, and had none
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All of the foals we've ever had were born outside, and were usually several hours old by the time we saw them, and had been up and moving around. So I've never seen these "golden slippers"!

We don't do foal watches. We don't stall horses at night. And we've never lost a foal yet.

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