I am pretty sure that my filly has an abscess in one of her front hooves. She was totally fine day before yesterday. Yesterday she seemed a bit tender and then this morning I had a three legged horse. It has been been very wet here for several days and I my pasture is clay and rock. There is heat at the hairline, about an inch wide, and when I cleaned her feet, I found a small indention and a bruise directly down from hot area.
I soaked it tonight in hot water with Epsom salt (though she thought that was a very bad idea ) and I will probably continue to do that. I am going to the stop tomorrow after work for some drawing salve.
Does anyone have any advice for moving the process along so I can get her back to feeling better?