One of the mares at our new barn has what appears to be an abscess. It looks to be blowing out on her coronet band and she is slightly off. She was only off for a day before and then it showed up. We are pretty sure it is an abscess as there is really no other way she would have cut herself there. It is pretty wide though, about 2 inches long. Personally I have never had to deal with one here. My gelding has only had one blow out the back on his hoof bulb and I helped a friend whos gelding had one that blew out the bottom of the hoof.
So question, do you normally still wrap? They are turned out on 160 acres but there is still some areas where there is water from melting snow. For the most part though she stands witht he others in the hay piles.
Also should they be soaking it? I took out stuff for them to do it if needed. As well how long does it normally take to grow out when its right at the coronet band? Its right in the front.
I should add too, vet was called out. Was supposed to go out last night but wasnt able to make it. He will be out tonight. Also, this isnt my horse but I help out as much as I can around there. Its a very small boarding barn and we look out for eachother.