Abcess help please?
My vet came out Saturday morning and opened an abcess on the bottom of my mares hoof. She has had two days of epsom salt soaks with ickthamal (sp?) wraps and today and tomorrow will be epsom salt soaks and sugardine wraps. I was told to let her out starting tomorrow, but Wednesday it is supposed to rain, and Thursday will be her first day out without a wrap. Will she be ok if she walks in mud with that opening in her hoof? She will spend most of her time in grass, but will have to cross in and out of mud to get there. Also, the opening will be exposed to broken down pelleted bedding in her stall at night. This is my first abcess experience so any help/thoughts/suggestions are truly appreciated.