Hoof Abscesses

A hoof abscess is one of the most common causes of lameness in horses. It occurs swiftly and usually needlessly--a nail or sharp piece of wire or metal is left lying about, an unlucky horse steps on the object, penetration occurs, and is followed by acute lameness and infection.

Since most of us have had our own similar, barefoot encounters with a stone, nail, piece of glass, or piece of

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