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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It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required.Stephen Leacock

Today's glossary term


A tough, rubbery structure on the bottom of the foot that acts as a shock absorber and assists blood circulation in the lower leg.

Tip of the day

Stable and standing bandages are used for support and pressure of the horse's lower legs after a hard workout. A standing bandage should have plenty of padding and must be pulled tight enough to reduce swelling, but not overly tight. Ask an experienced trainer to show you how to apply a standing bandage.

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