Still sore almost 2 weeks
It will be 2 weeks saturday that my horse came in 3 legged lame, front hoof. I picked out his hoof and there was a small sharp rock jammed into his sole. I picked the rock out which revealed a crack and missing sole where it was. All of this is about the size of a dime. The sole where the rock was is soft, can push it with my thumb. I have packed and wrapped for almost 2 weeks. And did a few epson salt soaks the first few days. Although he quit limping after just a few days, he is still a bit sore even with it wrapped with padding. The bad spot is towards the heal on the sole, centered between outer wall and frog. There is heat in the foot at the front. There has not been any swelling. As for drainage, not really sure if anything has drained. So he is tender but not limping. He will put full weight on the foot when grazing and I can pick up the other foot. Im just stumped as to what do do, wait it out a bit longer or call in a vet to x-ray and see who knows what. I would assume if it were an abscess that's brewing or an infection he would get worse and also have swelling. I've simply never dealt with a horse being sore for this long from an abscess or a stone bruise. So the question is, is this too long for a stone bruise or an abscess?