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    04-21-2010, 12:43 AM
Originally Posted by Equus_girl    
Thanks so much for all the replies and advice! I really appreciate it! If it is an abcess what can I do for that? Only thing I'm wondering is why she isn't flinching when I press hard on her legs and hooves? Is that normal with an abcess? I won't give her any bute now, just keep watching her.

I have a corral I can put her in, so maybe that would be better than stalling her. I sure know she would think so!!
Unless you have hoof testers and know how to use them properly, your hands cannot put enough pressure on the hooves to test for soreness.
If it is an abscess, soaking her foot in epsom salts at least once daily will help draw out infection - there is lots of information on the forums regarding abscesses... the good thing is that they're a very minor thing to have wrong.
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    04-21-2010, 12:54 AM
Oh, that makes sense - I was just using my hands and she seemed not to flinch. But I don't have an actual hoof tester. I will for sure start soaking her feet in epsom salts tomorrow.
    04-21-2010, 08:16 PM
So today I soaked her feet in Epsom salts for about 25 minutes. She was such a good girl! Then my mom and I put a poultice on her foot and duct taped it. I used a diaper to keep it on her foot and then taped it. She didn't seem to mind it at all and is now happily eating hay in the corral. I'll do some more epsom salts tomorrow and change the poultice as well. I sure hope that does the trick for her!
    04-21-2010, 08:21 PM
Blargh, I missed a ton of posts. Don't know what happened, none of them showed up when I first came to this thread. O_O

Funny story: I was soaking my mare's front foot with Epsom salt once, and she was standing in her crossties all fine and dandy. Then she happens to look down a bit, sees the bucket "eating" her foot and totally panicks. I just laughed at her and set her back up. ::rolls eyes:: Silly mare. =P

You're right on the money with the salt and poultice. You'll have to keep it up until the abscess blows out. You'll see a horizontal "crack" in her hoof, that's when you know it blows out. =]
    04-21-2010, 10:32 PM
Haha! That's really funny! Some horses do panic about that sort of thing. She was really good for me thankfully and kept her foot in the bucket well.

I'll keep the salt and poultices up for sure! That's good to know about the crack when the abscess clows out.

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