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  1. #41
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    WARDen, how are things going?



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    Rabicon, this cycle seems to be happening in my 25 y/o, especially after the stress of moving barns this past fall. I'm going to keep researching and working with my vet but what, in your opinion, are the next steps for a horse going through this? We've cut back and changed feed, farrier is making changes with shoeing and pads and I am keeping him in stall and wrapped when the legs swell but otherwise he is out 24/7 (paddock now until grass is established).

    OP - glad it's just an abscess (or appears to be the only problem!)
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    Is there rotation or dropping of the coffin bone now? Or is everything stable and just the abcsess issues going on from the damage?
    Horses aren't our whole life, but makes our life whole



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    The abscess popped open on the cornet band towards the back of the hoof on Tuesday afternoon. Last gram of bute given was Monday evening and last night ( Wednesday) he was walking normal again and not hesitating to put all hsi weight on that left front. I have continued to soak his foot in warm epsom salt water as well as soaking in warm water with antibacterial soap since it is now open. This soap will also help soften the area to release anything else inside while cleaning the open wound. The heat in the foot has diminshed. Farrier comes today, and Vet comes tomorrow and will do an examiniation to make sure we are not dealing with anything else.

    I have certainly been through a lot these past few months and I am so relieved that it was an abscess. Now if only rehabbing his surgery leg would go smoothly....
    Tinker Toy & Blue Bonnett



  5. #45
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    Glad everything is improving!



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