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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Quote of the day

Wild horses are a symphony in motion, inspired by heavenly melodies. They dance to capivate their Creator.Lisa Patti

Today's glossary term

Hock

The joint of the hind leg between the cannon and gaskin. The second joint of the rear leg above the hoof.

Tip of the day

Calculate the heat index by adding the temperature (degrees F) + Humidity (%). If 130-150, hose down the horse after exercise. If 150-160, also limit exercise and monitor vital signs. If more than 160, take extreme caution to avoid overheating.

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