Originally Posted by ToManyHorsesAndOnePony
I hated have a hole at the bottom of his foot.... but I soaked it morning and night in iodine and epsom salts. Packed it with that black tar....
Agree with you Too Many, that it's not always inappropriate IMO. But just a caution on the above - when an abscess is opened up, frequently this leaves the corium open to the elements, and while cleanliness is vital, there has been evidence that chemicals such as iodine & tar will inhibit & sometimes can completely ****** the growth of new sole. As they now suggest with iodine on human wounds, I'd use it initially, but not continually - pack the wound with Manuka honey instead, which is a mild antiseptic and promotes healing.
Edited to add ....Now I remember what the word was that got **** out of a previous post
Thought it was strange because it was nothing rude. The word is re tarded