Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
I would suggest farrier over vet- and don't bute or antibiotics either, as it can form a capsule around anything left of the absess, and it won't pop..
Soak for 20mins in epson salts- I walked Duffy on hard ground for 20mins before soaking so a)she got the swelling in her leg down b)bit of excercise and c) see if it would loosen/encourage more stuff to come out.
Soaked, and then I couldn't use a diaper- none big enough, and she scraped them off, so used some huge cotton wool thing, wrapped it round and taped it to her hoof, normal bandage around to keep it in place and duck taped that, then used a rivanol tablet that had been disolved in water- poured that in as it encourages stuff to come out (however DOES stain foot yellow xD) and it cleared in 4 days... once you're confident nothing else is coming out, and the absess 'hole' is starting to heal, I would maybe leave the poultice off during the day, and put a dry one on in the evening, and soak for a couple of days after just so nothing nasty gets in!
Hope it clears ;)