Originally Posted by Alicia
Thanks guys. I'm always worried when it comes to hooves.
For an abcess that drained from the coronet band, don't be surprised if you see what looks like a horizontal crack or defect in the hoof as it grows out, similar to how our nails grow if you damage the cuticle. It's nothing to worry about, causes no problem, and will typically chip as it finally gets close to the ground (it takes about a year for the hoof to fully grow out).