Horse Health Matters®

Horse hoof sole with abscess visible

Recognize and Prevent Hoof Abscesses

  • A common cause of severe lameness
  • How to prevent, and how to recognize
  • By Jacob Butler, certified journeyman farrier
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If I smell like peppermints, I was feeding my horse treats. If I smell like shampoo, I was giving my horse a bath. If I smell like manure, I tripped.Author Unknown

Today's glossary term


By mouth. Often abbreviated p.o. (latin per os).

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Longer poles invariably have a bend. When building a pole barn, or even a fence, align the bend parallel with the fence rather than bending in or out.

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