Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Casa Grande, Arizona
Can a farriers trim cause an abscess?
Kinda feel dumb posting this, but can a farriers trim cause an abscess in the hoof? I have a new farrier and he has been out twice. First time a couple weeks later my gelding came up lame with an abscess. Now a week after this last trim my mare looks to have an abscess, but isn't lame. So could his trimming lead to them getting an abscess? Would like to note that in 12 years of having horses these are the only times I have had any horses get an abscess.
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