Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Paha, mines just come back from having an absess on the coronet band.
I used rivanol tablets, disolved in water to help draw the pus out.
I'd get there in a morning, bridle and lunge line on and walk in hand on HARD surface for half an hour so sand can't get in.
Then, soak with warm water and hibiscrub for 20-30mins.
Then, my fave part- poultice -head desk-
I would it easier to get the wadding stuff, wrap it round the leg/hoof and not under, and then polowrap on top and then ducktape that to the hoof. It was the only thing i could do to keep in on Duffy, then pour the water/rivanol mix in until it drips out of the bottom.
At first I soaked and poulticed twice a day for about three days, then just once a day for two, then after that left it off as you need to let it dry out when its all out, and keep the bedding as clean as possible- she got two muck outs a day.