Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
So you believe it's an abscess, right? That's what the initial thread suggested. Have you started soaking his hoof in epsom salt? If you haven't, I would start. It will not in any way hurt him, it'll just draw the "icky" part out. At this point, think of the abscess like a zit. You can pop it and get it over with, or you can wait and wait and wait until it goes away on it's own. Soaks should be done with warm water, and for about 15 minutes once or twice a day. Also, cold-hosing is pretty useless after the first 24-48 hours from what I've heard. It mostly just makes us horse owner's feel like we're helping, lol. Sorry to be replying to your initial thread in this thread, but I'll end on a thought relevant to this particular thread; I really like the first picture. He sure is handsome. =]
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Last edited by riccil0ve; 05-08-2010 at 05:32 PM.