OTTB popped an abscess and has a large bruise near his toe. The vet advised waiting to put shoes on him till his foot healed a little more. He basically hobbled around in pain and was starting to drop weight. We got him BOAs and they made a world of difference in his attitude and ability to move around.
Well we have been soaking his foot in epsom salt every other day and wrapping it with betadine (vet said it works better than icthemol). We have been turning him out at night with the BOAs on for about a week and a half (with out the gaters or whatever). They have caused sores on the front of the coronary band on both hooves.
Obviously I need to let them heal before we can put the boots back on... but is there anything I can do to prevent them from reoccuring? This is my first experience with the boots.