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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A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient horse walks in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside you. Author Unknown

Today's glossary term


The muscular upper portion of a horses tail where the hair is rooted.

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A common veterinary bill results from horses pastured in a wire fenced field. High tensil and barbed wire fences lack visibility. An excited or frightened horse may run into or through the fence leading to injury. Replace one or more wires with high visibility "poly-tape" to improve visibility.

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