I had the only large animal vet out recently when Apache got the abscess he just said wrap it in this for so many days and give these needles for so many days. I try to ask questions but I don't find him very helpful and expensive.
Apache was fine a about a week after the abscess broke the surface. I noticed over time that part of his hoof separated near the bulb where the abscess broke out.
I thought hoof separation was a bad thing but someone told it was normal after an abscess.
It slowly separated more until it got like this.
Then it just stayed that way and it didn't seem to bother him but this morning when I fed him I noticed he was lame on the that same leg and could barely walk.
Is his lameness due to that? Is it bad? I don't know much about abscess and my vet isn't very helpful.