Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: west palm beach, fl
My understanding is that when a horse "gravels?", there is a rock in its foot that travels up through the wall or another part of the hoof, and pops out of the cornet. the other option it had is forming an abscess, right? i had a pony gravel and it popped at the top of his heel, and amazingly he was sound through the whole thing.
I'm just trying to get some clarification on this. Annie turned up lame on the Opposite foot than the tendon issue, and upon examination, we fond some heat and a small bump in the upper hoof and cornet. shes super tender on it and theres nothing else apparently wrong. no heat or swelling anywhere else, (shes been on complete stall rest anyway.) so far its bute and antibiotics until it bursts, drains, and shes sound on it again.
if anybody has anything else they think i can do?