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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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When riding a horse we leave our fear, troubles, and sadness behind on the ground.Juli Carlson

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An epsom salt soak is useful to improve or resolve hoof bruises and abscesses. Dissolve handfuls of epsom salt in a bucket of warm water until it no longer dissolves. Soak the affected hoof for at least 15 minutes.

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