Hi to everybody! Somebody here can maybe be of help on this matter with some advice?
Some friends in my stable complained that their horses had their hooves, up to the coronary band, gnawed by mice. We actually have some mice around and couldn't manage getting rid of them (we can't use venom in the stable and the dogs are lazy :-) ), but none of our horses have problems, only two of them. I had never heard of mice gnawing the horses' hooves before (not at least of healthy and standing horses!).
I have then two questions:
1) Is it actually possible??? Mice gnawing hooves? Or could it be some other illness?
2) how can we get rid of mice without using venom?
Thanks a lot!