Treating an abscess: after it has blownout
How to you treat an abscess after it has blownout?
I was planning on soaking it for the next few days with Epson salts and flushing the cavity.
Do you boot your horse's hoof after an abscess has blown? My horse's abscess occurred on the bulb of the heal and extends into the heel (all near the coronet). It sort of looks like the 1st image from this post (http://forums.horsecity.com/index.ph...topic=47067004), but not as long.
Things to consider:
My horse lives outdoors in Canada, in the snow at the moment, which means that his hooves are always moist.
He has good feet overall, but has low heels (TB). I am concerned that an infection will set in where his abscess has blown out.
Tetanus is UTD.