I have a mare who had a stone bruise which eventually blew out as an abcess on the bottom of her hind hoof between the sole and the hoof wall. She ended up losing a part of the hoof wall that it came out besides and now her hooves are growing out.. but the gap remains.
What needs to be done about this and how long should I expect this opening to be there?
I'm worried it will get infected although it hasnt yet its just a really odd and susceptible spot for dirt to pack.
My farrier said he'd probably treat and shoe her back feet to keep the debris out of it. Is this adequate?