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Have you encountered a foot abscess in your horse(s)?


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soakiing and poulticing with furazone (sp?) salve

7/2/2007 4:30:55 PM

vet dug it out, wrapped foot for a week

7/2/2007 4:24:15 PM

soaking and poultice wraps

7/2/2007 3:57:43 PM

By soaking daily, and other care

7/2/2007 3:11:12 PM

Soaking in epson salt

7/2/2007 2:45:27 PM


7/2/2007 2:37:39 PM

epsom salt soaks

7/2/2007 2:16:49 PM

epsom salt/hot water soak, rickins formula, handwalking

7/2/2007 1:44:46 PM

soaked in epsom salt, made a duct tape circle with gauze and gooey stuff from vet

7/2/2007 11:55:06 AM

resolved by itself

7/2/2007 11:51:08 AM

remove shoe, soak hoof x 2 daiily, apply tighten up, wrap, apply easy boot.

7/2/2007 10:44:04 AM

farrier cut out bad hoof and we used surgical scrub daily, covering in a diaper and duct tape

7/2/2007 9:48:04 AM

soak in epsom salts

7/1/2007 10:37:47 PM

poultice, diaper, vet-wrap,duct tape

7/1/2007 8:22:22 PM

have the vet or farrier come drain it then soak foot in salt water for several days

7/1/2007 6:05:00 PM

Soaked it in Epson Salt

7/1/2007 3:55:55 PM

vet opening it up, soaking in epsomsalt, wrapping foot, repeating and repeating!

7/1/2007 3:23:51 PM

my mare gets one every spring

7/1/2007 3:13:06 PM

ichthamol(sp?) and wrapped for a couple of days; bute to help with inflammation/pain.

7/1/2007 2:49:07 PM

soak in epsom salts, poltice with bran mash

7/1/2007 2:12:38 PM

warm soaks, epsom gel mixed with dmso on animal lintex then duct tape dressing to hoof.

7/1/2007 1:46:04 PM

icthammol and epsom salt poultice

7/1/2007 1:29:30 PM

Trimmed. Soaked.

7/1/2007 1:27:14 PM

iodine crystal

7/1/2007 11:43:44 AM

soak, spray 7% iodine on sole, spread icthomal cover hole with cotton and wrap

7/1/2007 11:40:05 AM

saoking in epson salts

7/1/2007 10:04:57 AM

hot water/epsom salt soak + pack with poultice & icthammol

7/1/2007 10:04:52 AM

Soaked 2x's daily with epson salt. Recommended by my vet. It worked within a week.

7/1/2007 9:31:46 AM

kept it covered and packed it with icthamol until it finished draining.

7/1/2007 9:28:44 AM

Sometimes just relieving the pressure by cutting out where the spot is on the sole by a blacksmith

7/1/2007 9:05:05 AM

epsom salt soak

7/1/2007 8:10:43 AM

soak in hot water with epsom salts- bad ones- packed icthamol in the sole

7/1/2007 7:27:01 AM

He was three legged lame and I dosed him with Total Health Enhancement's NutraWound.

6/30/2007 11:45:56 PM

epsoms salts (soak-2xa day) iodine (diluted) soaked pads.

6/30/2007 11:39:48 PM

Epsom salt soaks 3x daily, NSAIDS and antibiotic pack/wraps

6/30/2007 10:13:30 PM

poultice and digging it out

6/30/2007 9:33:47 PM

paring to open and drain, soaking the affected foot with warm and antiseptic added water, support

6/30/2007 9:07:23 PM

natural poultice & hoof soak

6/30/2007 9:05:49 PM

Dug out to drain, antibiotic packing x1 wk, epsom salt & iodine soaks daily x 1 wk.

6/30/2007 8:50:58 PM

epson salt and water

6/30/2007 8:14:27 PM


6/30/2007 7:53:34 PM

Packed hoof, farrier care, pain management

6/30/2007 7:38:05 PM


6/30/2007 5:45:00 PM

soaking in warm water and epsom salts

6/30/2007 4:50:37 PM

soaking in epsom salts and hot water, wrapped with ichthamol during day.

6/30/2007 3:27:43 PM

Vet and blacksmith came out and took care of the problem along with ten days of penicillin

6/30/2007 2:37:53 PM

Epsom salts soak.

6/30/2007 12:34:52 PM

iodine and cotton in the hole then wrapped the foot with vetwrap to keep clean

6/30/2007 11:01:07 AM

2 rescues: a pony with laminitis and a burro with unknown cause. Vet Tx; semi-daily wrap changes.

6/30/2007 10:54:29 AM

epson salt soak

6/30/2007 10:02:40 AM

vet and farrier

6/30/2007 9:44:15 AM

Changed farriers to one that practices the natural barefoot trim as endorsed by Pete Ramey

6/30/2007 9:43:32 AM

It broke, let it drain, packed it, and it healed within a few days. It wasn't a very big abcess

6/30/2007 9:04:05 AM


6/30/2007 6:23:24 AM

cut surrounding hoof, pack with iodine & icthamal

6/30/2007 3:47:38 AM

I didnt, it just popped out and left a hole in her foot. she didnt even go lame.

6/30/2007 3:03:45 AM

soaked the foot with hot water & ebsom salts,wraped it up with icthalmal

6/30/2007 12:15:15 AM

Soaking in Epsom salt

6/29/2007 11:55:29 PM

soakings,icthamal, eventually hoof was removed down to proud flesh and hospital plate was put on.

6/29/2007 11:31:37 PM

They surfaced and I cleaned the wounds.

6/29/2007 11:05:21 PM

warm soaks in water with epsom salts, trimming

6/29/2007 10:30:01 PM

bute, soaked foot

6/29/2007 10:12:31 PM

Open and drained it. Kept it clean as possible.

6/29/2007 10:06:25 PM

Soaked it in Epsom salt and warm water, then applied betadine, and apply a sealant.

6/29/2007 8:47:29 PM

epsom salt soak until it opened, then kept clean and antibiiotic ointment until healed

6/29/2007 8:30:05 PM

epsom salt and warm water foot baths and let it drain naturally

6/29/2007 7:27:39 PM

vet-open & pack;let drain

6/29/2007 6:51:28 PM

Called the vet or drained them myself.

6/29/2007 6:36:19 PM

Epsom salts soaks, sometimes antibiotics,sometimes Tetanus shots or booster, as appropriate.

6/29/2007 6:24:47 PM


6/29/2007 6:23:52 PM

soaked in warm Epsom salts solution then wrapped with icthamol

6/29/2007 6:09:08 PM

Soaking it

6/29/2007 5:44:31 PM

vet call. It was in a hoof.

6/29/2007 5:37:01 PM

trimming + bucket with soda water or salt every few hours.

6/29/2007 5:33:18 PM

farrier opened it.

6/29/2007 5:30:12 PM

I had to send her to the vet who drilled out the abcess to let it drain.

6/29/2007 3:55:03 PM

Iodine and cleaning the hoof 3 times a day

6/29/2007 3:45:38 PM

Flushing with water, followed by iodine for several days (3-5)

6/29/2007 3:39:21 PM

Called veternarian. He dug out the abcess, antibiotics and Iodine pack, covered w/bandages boot.

6/29/2007 3:03:54 PM

open it up, so it can drain, clean it out good, put on boot with medication.

6/29/2007 1:17:37 PM

foot pack & Bute

6/29/2007 1:11:23 PM

abcess in frog treated myself with hot water and salt 3 X day

6/29/2007 12:39:14 PM

soaking, pultice and prayer!

6/29/2007 12:22:32 PM

emrsing foot in epsom salts and water

6/29/2007 12:01:29 PM

Farrier did find a small, self-resolved one long time ago - trimmed it out. No lameness.

6/29/2007 11:50:19 AM

A lot of soaking and keeping it wrapped. Stall rest.

6/29/2007 11:39:29 AM

soaked it and used butte for pain

6/29/2007 11:02:59 AM


6/29/2007 10:32:19 AM

With poultice

6/29/2007 10:24:50 AM


6/29/2007 8:24:18 AM

animalentax poultice

6/29/2007 5:27:59 AM

poiltus and soaker boot. usually a day or two. tincture iodine after.

6/29/2007 2:31:12 AM

flushed with with peroxide and kept it clean and got antobioticts from the vet

6/29/2007 1:14:32 AM

Applied menthol epsom salt poltice, wrapped in cotton, brown gauze & duct tape.

6/29/2007 1:09:02 AM

Trimmed area, applied drawing agent, wrapped foot

6/29/2007 12:05:30 AM

with soaking and poltice

6/28/2007 11:35:17 PM

Draining, packing and stall rest

6/28/2007 11:10:25 PM

Farrier drained. Then soak in warm epsom salt water and wrapping to keep clean.

6/28/2007 11:08:43 PM

Soak in epsom salts

6/28/2007 11:04:06 PM

soaked the foot/sweated it out

6/28/2007 10:56:06 PM

betadine scrub after opening

6/28/2007 10:43:13 PM

soaking and packing it with magna paste.

6/28/2007 10:32:23 PM


6/28/2007 10:05:32 PM

soak in betadine and epson salts

6/28/2007 9:56:04 PM

Veterinarian lanced and soaked it.

6/28/2007 9:20:43 PM

2 ways, vet cut away some of the sole & applied meds & tape, farrier treated it better.

6/28/2007 9:13:14 PM

Soaking in hot water and epsom salts 20mins daily until it opens up. works like a charm

6/28/2007 8:56:06 PM

soaked it in a diaper with water and epson salt

6/28/2007 8:47:48 PM

soaking (warm water with epsom salt ,antibiotics.have also had vet/farrier clean it out

6/28/2007 8:23:16 PM

opened it, soaked it, packed it, and bandaged it.. then repeat daily, except the first step.

6/28/2007 8:04:45 PM

popped it

6/28/2007 7:10:03 PM

soaking, wrapping,

6/28/2007 7:04:46 PM

The vet cut it out and I soaked it in Epson salt water for several days.

6/28/2007 6:17:09 PM

PolCat Poultice packed into hoof sole and then wrapped in baby diaper til it blows!

6/28/2007 6:12:28 PM

had her stand in salt water

6/28/2007 6:00:16 PM

soak in warm epsom salt water until it blows; wrap in icthamal and diaper until healed

6/28/2007 5:47:42 PM


6/28/2007 5:29:31 PM

Epsom Salt soaking and packing it with Epsom Salt and Betadyne

6/28/2007 5:19:35 PM

cut out sole for drainage and packed/wrapped foot with poultice

6/28/2007 4:57:18 PM

Frequent soaking and cleaning after vet opened it up

6/28/2007 4:47:51 PM

my filly popped it herself while running and playing

6/28/2007 4:46:53 PM

Epsom salt soak and iodine

6/28/2007 4:46:30 PM

epsom salt soaks and ichthammol sweats

6/28/2007 4:30:46 PM


6/28/2007 4:21:51 PM

soaking, soaking, soaking and more soaking

6/28/2007 3:55:57 PM

soaked in epsom salts

6/28/2007 3:47:22 PM

Essential Oils and soaking

6/28/2007 3:40:14 PM

I have found to be the best is warm soaks and drawing salves, wraping the foot and stall rest.

6/28/2007 3:25:26 PM

soak foot, pull shoe

6/28/2007 3:17:55 PM

mild and very infrequent

6/28/2007 3:04:17 PM

First time vet came out and we treated with soaking and antibiotics. Subsequent times we treated.

6/28/2007 2:58:33 PM

Vet made hole - I poultised and cleaned every day till grown in , then mag sulf to dry out.

6/28/2007 2:58:12 PM

betadine, farrier, veterinarian, soaks, medicated wraps, antibiotics, etc

6/28/2007 2:57:04 PM


6/28/2007 2:47:39 PM

soak 2x's day in warm/hot water with epsom salt and betadine.

6/28/2007 2:41:13 PM

farrier cut it out and I soaked and bandaged it. Gave bute.

6/28/2007 2:39:03 PM

soaking with epsom salts

6/28/2007 2:27:32 PM

called farrier/he did his magic and treated it

6/28/2007 1:51:34 PM

Cut it out packed with iodine and put pad and rubber on foot.

6/28/2007 1:47:56 PM

soaked in epson salt solution and applied poltice.

6/28/2007 1:47:42 PM

Vet, twice daily flushing with H2O & Betadine

6/28/2007 1:47:40 PM

soaking w epsom salts 2x/day then poulticing

6/28/2007 1:45:33 PM

Proper trimming was cause. Apple cider Vinegar soak only 2x

6/28/2007 1:45:11 PM

Called the vet; treated with regular cleaning and ointment.

6/28/2007 1:40:24 PM

Magnesium sulfate gel wraps.

6/28/2007 1:37:54 PM

soaking, bute

6/28/2007 1:34:21 PM

vet lanced and i treated it with betadine/epsion salt solution for 2 weeks

6/28/2007 1:28:31 PM

Opened it with the hoof knife and the several days packing and soaking.

6/28/2007 1:20:30 PM

soaking in epsom salt and water and using ichthammol

6/28/2007 1:08:17 PM

soaking with epsom salts

6/28/2007 1:07:10 PM

soaked in warm water & epsom salts

6/28/2007 1:03:19 PM

vet dug it out

6/28/2007 1:02:35 PM

soaking, poultices, antibiotics for a really bad case

6/28/2007 12:58:53 PM


6/28/2007 12:54:56 PM

vet parred sole and wall, lots of soaking to drain

6/28/2007 12:54:24 PM

soaked it

6/28/2007 12:51:41 PM

Soaked in epsom salts if close to surface-otherwise not much but wait.

6/28/2007 12:47:31 PM

Had vet cut it out

6/28/2007 12:39:58 PM

Bran, poltice, eposon salts mixed in an easy boot and left on until the absces pops

6/28/2007 12:37:20 PM

Bute for pain. Poulticed the hoof to draw out the infection.

6/28/2007 12:33:35 PM

Poultice using sugar and iodine and keeping it clean and covered

6/28/2007 12:04:44 PM

Soak in epsom salts

6/28/2007 12:03:37 PM

Having farrier come & dig it out or soaking in epsom salts & wraping with icthamol

6/28/2007 11:57:19 AM

I used a kit I bought at a local tack shop called HOOFIX KIT. It had all the things I needed for RX

6/28/2007 11:46:55 AM

Soaking, hot water and Epsom Salts, Farrier cutting it out, Bute, liniment for swellong above hoof.

6/28/2007 11:35:09 AM

icthammol poltice in a diaper and duct tape boot

6/28/2007 11:34:02 AM

epsom salt soaks

6/28/2007 11:33:15 AM

epsom salts

6/28/2007 11:31:08 AM

I busted out the top, but he was never lame

6/28/2007 11:22:35 AM

Soakingin Epsin salt, packing in Novasan for a week

6/28/2007 11:19:58 AM

Iodine packs in the hoof after abcess is cleaned out

6/28/2007 11:18:24 AM

soak with salt and warm water

6/28/2007 11:11:56 AM

soaking foot in epsom salts 2 x daily, treating with medication, wrapping & duct taping.

6/28/2007 11:02:59 AM

Soaking, and poultice pack.

6/28/2007 10:57:11 AM

clean, soak in epsom salt, wrap with diaper & duct tape!

6/28/2007 10:33:25 AM

The blacksmith opened it up and we soaked the affected hoof in warm water and kreolin. Then we packe

6/28/2007 10:21:14 AM

Kept it clean and soak it in epsom salt bath, but cleanliness was the key!

6/28/2007 10:19:02 AM

Epsom salt soaks and ichthamol poultices. Turn-out or hand-walk.

6/28/2007 9:41:46 AM

soaking and wrapping with bedadine

6/28/2007 9:23:52 AM

vet cut out area and I soaked it

6/28/2007 9:12:00 AM

Drawing Salve

6/28/2007 9:11:46 AM

salt water soak boot

6/28/2007 9:06:17 AM


6/28/2007 9:04:02 AM


6/28/2007 8:06:34 AM

Open it. soak with epsom salt and iodine mixture. Pack with same on gauze and bandage until grown ou

6/28/2007 7:23:53 AM

hot water washcloth compress daily

6/28/2007 7:08:53 AM

UGA Vet School drilled into hoof and cleaned out,then antibiotics, got well pretty quick

6/28/2007 6:59:08 AM

Soaking in Betadine and warm water, packing with Ichthamol and cotton, then vetwrap and duct tape

6/28/2007 4:45:27 AM

trim hoof, iodine to harden sole

6/28/2007 2:55:31 AM

soaking in epsom salt

6/28/2007 2:18:03 AM

Sugar and Betadine packing per the farrier, worked very well!!

6/28/2007 2:10:05 AM

called vet in panic, as usual:)

6/28/2007 12:53:04 AM

I put epsom salts in a baby disposible diaper and wrap the hoof with duck tape.

6/28/2007 12:04:29 AM

open, drain, bandage with medicated packing(epson salt & jell) anti biotics if needed.

6/27/2007 11:29:20 PM

Open up and let drain

6/27/2007 11:27:35 PM

betadine washes,antibiotics

6/27/2007 11:23:56 PM

garlic (orally) and poultices

6/27/2007 11:23:55 PM

After the farrier does his magic, soaked in Epsom Salts with Warm Water & then Poultice Boots

6/27/2007 10:58:50 PM

Soaking and then using poltice and wrapping. Worked great for us.

6/27/2007 10:57:48 PM

cronic at one time, diagnosed w/ lyme soon after

6/27/2007 10:54:49 PM

epsom salt soaking, wrapped with Magna poultice, and broad spectrum antibiotics

6/27/2007 10:47:48 PM

soak,dig out to drain, seal

6/27/2007 10:39:23 PM

combo of veterinarian and farrier treatment

6/27/2007 10:38:47 PM

Got it resulting of 1st time of being shod in her 18 year life.

6/27/2007 10:29:17 PM

soaking in hot water and epson salt twice daily

6/27/2007 10:03:47 PM

soaked in epsom salts

6/27/2007 9:37:37 PM

called blacksmith and found area opened up the soaked foot in ebson salt till cleared up.

6/27/2007 9:26:33 PM

Soak twice daily in warm H2O with Epsom Salts, dry and apply Icthamol to the affected area.

6/27/2007 9:21:10 PM

Soak with Epsom salts, wrap with icthamol, diaper and duct tape.

6/27/2007 9:20:48 PM

Infection went into bones and lost the horse

6/27/2007 9:02:25 PM

Soaked it and put pony on penicillin. She has had laminits and has had about 3 or 4 abscesses.

6/27/2007 8:48:16 PM

Called Vet; soaked foot; treqted wrapped foot with a salve

6/27/2007 8:41:04 PM

The Vet cut them out.

6/27/2007 8:37:26 PM

soaking, bute

6/27/2007 8:35:22 PM

magnets, plain and simple.

6/27/2007 8:13:25 PM

had farrier pare it out

6/27/2007 8:02:13 PM

trimmed up cleaned out iodine

6/27/2007 7:50:47 PM

shoer found it, vet treated it, packed it and wrapped it with bandage & duct tape

6/27/2007 7:26:17 PM

farrier burned it out with iodine crystals and turpentine. Then put on pads with the shoes.

6/27/2007 7:20:08 PM

let farrier cut it out, then soak with epsom salt and itchamal salve

6/27/2007 7:01:58 PM

Opened it from the sole to drain if possible

6/27/2007 7:01:15 PM

soaking and wrapping

6/27/2007 6:57:49 PM

soaking and antibiotics

6/27/2007 6:50:45 PM


6/27/2007 6:27:35 PM

Epsom salt soaks and packed with icmathol then wrapped 1-2x daily for 2-3 weeks

6/27/2007 6:25:55 PM


6/27/2007 6:05:52 PM

over 40 years in horses -yes. Usually soaks and wraps work. sometimes antibiotics.

6/27/2007 5:45:27 PM

especially after grass founder

6/27/2007 5:27:22 PM

soaked, packed with icthamol

6/27/2007 5:24:23 PM

Soak, cotton pack

6/27/2007 5:20:56 PM


6/27/2007 4:49:31 PM

soaking with warm water and epsom salts and bute for the pain

6/27/2007 4:45:38 PM

My farrier carved away the sole in that area so it could drain. I soaked it every day for 2 weeks

6/27/2007 4:31:01 PM

epsom soaks, soaking boots

6/27/2007 4:25:00 PM

warm epsom water soaking, packing

6/27/2007 4:16:20 PM

Veterinarian care, foot soaks, bandaging.

6/27/2007 4:15:18 PM


6/27/2007 4:12:07 PM


6/27/2007 4:03:58 PM

Soaking in Epsom salts, then duct tape a baby diaper over it to keep it clean. Works great!

6/27/2007 3:59:12 PM

Soaking the hoof in Epsom salt & warm water, packing it with Magna-Paste, wrapping in diaper. 2x/day

6/27/2007 3:57:14 PM

soaked in warm water with epsom salts, dried it, and wrapped up...repeated every 2 days.

6/27/2007 3:48:13 PM

We use the HOOFix Kit now for all our horses. They save time and work great.

6/27/2007 3:46:58 PM

Soaked the foot and used a Poultice to help draw the abcess to the surface.

6/27/2007 3:39:45 PM

soaking in epsom salts

6/27/2007 3:25:32 PM

I've tx'd condemed horses and won. Open, Peroxide, Pack w/antibio's and H20 Therapy

6/27/2007 3:21:29 PM

Had farrier out 3 times, antibiotics, eventually came out top of hoof

6/27/2007 2:56:42 PM

ichtamol pack and epsom salt soaks, better to turn out so they walk around

6/27/2007 2:33:10 PM

Abscess opened by vet/farrier, soaked and wrapped foot for 1-2 wks. Used icthamal, too.

6/27/2007 2:17:30 PM

foot soak, wrap, antibiotic

6/27/2007 2:15:57 PM

I purchased a product - HOOFIX abscess kit. It had everything I needed. Used it and got good results

6/27/2007 2:14:46 PM

pared out by vet but returned 3 wks later - did much damage

6/27/2007 2:05:30 PM

dig a drainage hole in sole

6/27/2007 2:05:11 PM

soaking, poultices, draining of abscess

6/27/2007 2:00:46 PM

we soaked it in epsom salt and then put an easy boot padded with a sponge to keep the dirt away.

6/27/2007 1:47:50 PM

Have farrier open if possible, soak in Epsom salts daily, poultice w/diaper on foot while in stall

6/27/2007 1:28:16 PM

cut it open and cleaned it every day for several days

6/27/2007 1:24:29 PM

Farrier or vet cut and drained, then wrapped or boot for few days..

6/27/2007 1:18:30 PM

Soaking, Betadine and sugar, wrapping - eventually determined it was a bone chip and had it removed

6/27/2007 1:10:21 PM

cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning; with soaking in epsom salt solution and wrapping foot

6/27/2007 1:09:26 PM


6/27/2007 1:08:04 PM

More common when I was living in the southern US then in the northern US

6/27/2007 1:02:16 PM

vet was called

6/27/2007 12:54:55 PM

Open, Drain, epsin salts soak, pack w/20% Ichamol, wrap, apply Easy boot, repeat every few days

6/27/2007 12:50:04 PM

Ichthamol/epsom salts poultice placed in baby diaper and duct taped to hoof. Works like a charm!

6/27/2007 12:44:35 PM

I took the horse to the vet where we opened the area and wrapped it. Soaked foot daily

6/27/2007 12:42:39 PM

opening it up so it could drain and soaking it worked for me. Shots just prolonged it.

6/27/2007 12:42:10 PM

Farrier opened a channel for the abscess.

6/27/2007 12:36:35 PM


6/27/2007 12:30:24 PM

Soaking & draining

6/27/2007 12:19:35 PM

soak in epsom salts and bute

6/27/2007 12:15:51 PM

Wrap with Triple Antibotic Ointment and Icthamol for 3 days after the abscess opens.

6/27/2007 12:15:33 PM

antibiotics, soaking, cleaning

6/27/2007 12:11:11 PM

Soak with warm water and epson salt. Stuff with gauze with idione and wrap with duct tape.

6/27/2007 11:57:20 AM

Had the farrier dig it out, then soaked it.

6/27/2007 11:43:48 AM

cleaned 2x day & treated w/ iodine & sugar pack then wrapped until healed.

6/27/2007 11:43:37 AM

Farrier lanced it and we applied antiseptic solution

6/27/2007 11:38:43 AM

antibiotics, ebsom salt soaks twice a day

6/27/2007 11:37:00 AM

I watch for it to come thru the coronet band and give him something for pain till it does.

6/27/2007 11:35:48 AM

Drained it soaked it in epsom salts and warm water. Kept it covered for about a week. then put a pad

6/27/2007 11:35:19 AM

Lance abscess, soaking, wrapping and Bute for pain.

6/27/2007 11:30:10 AM

epsome salt/betadine soaks and sugardine packed into wound also bandaging

6/27/2007 11:28:47 AM

Had the vet open the abcess and cleaned it, then soaked it in epsom salts daily and repacked it.

6/27/2007 11:28:42 AM

drainage hole made, soaks, icthamol w/ dressing

6/27/2007 11:27:28 AM

Vet, Ferrier, and epsom salt soaks

6/27/2007 11:26:58 AM

Epison salt in warm water, soak. Pine tar, maxi pad and duct tape wrap.

6/27/2007 11:20:09 AM

farrier and e-salt with warm water

6/27/2007 11:15:22 AM

Soaking, boot, pain medication and on occasion, veterinary attention.

6/27/2007 11:12:10 AM

soaking foot

6/27/2007 11:11:07 AM

soaked in iodine, epsom salts and vinegar then wrapped it in a poultice till it healed.

6/27/2007 10:57:15 AM

Opening it to drain and treating with antibiotics

6/27/2007 10:50:55 AM

soaking/padding/wrapping hoof

6/27/2007 10:50:34 AM

soak in epsom salt then wrap with mixture of sugar and betadine, duct tape works to hold in place

6/27/2007 10:44:29 AM

soaked in hot water and epsom salt for several days

6/27/2007 10:40:31 AM

icthamol, penicillen, wrapped in diapers, and then soaked in salt/betadine

6/27/2007 10:30:24 AM

either with soaking, or with excision and covering and alternate soaking. Is a good topic for mag

6/27/2007 10:23:19 AM

Oral antibiotics, bute, pack w/ Icthammol & wadding then wrap entire hoof

6/27/2007 10:20:09 AM

2 many times same foot - drain, pack, wrap

6/27/2007 10:15:25 AM

banamine & soaking and wrapping until it got better.

6/27/2007 10:08:57 AM

Soak in epsome salt water if possible open up and drain, apply sole pack, wrap stall rest and bute

6/27/2007 10:04:41 AM

opened to let drain, use antiboties

6/27/2007 10:04:15 AM

Soaks and antibiotics

6/27/2007 10:03:41 AM

Bone spavin and abscess in same leg and $1000 in vet bills. Still can't ride her yet. Soaking foot

6/27/2007 10:03:03 AM

Soaking with epsom salts and giving bute for pain.

6/27/2007 10:02:07 AM

I called the vet

6/27/2007 9:59:49 AM

epsom salt soak

6/27/2007 9:58:00 AM

Vet trimmed it out, then I soaked in epsom salts, dry pasture and penicillan

6/27/2007 9:49:30 AM

cut out hoof tissue and bandaged hoof

6/27/2007 9:49:07 AM

A HUGE abscess! Treated it with epsom salts, poultice and vet wrap.

6/27/2007 9:47:27 AM

HOOFix Abscess Kit

6/27/2007 9:47:22 AM

My farrier found it while he was trimming my horse's hooves. It had scabbed over and healed itself.

6/27/2007 9:30:23 AM

The farrier put a bran poltice on it until it drained.

6/27/2007 9:29:38 AM

farrier and vet- drain abcess, soak in epsom salts, wrap with icthamol

6/27/2007 9:17:02 AM

Antibiotics and soaks in Epson salt.

6/27/2007 9:10:41 AM

Vet opening track, soaking and treatment with iodine

6/27/2007 9:04:47 AM

poultice of wheat bran in special rubber "hoof boot"

6/27/2007 9:03:03 AM

open, soak epson salts 2 weeks, icthamol pack & keep wrapped. Iodine & sugar paste til calused

6/27/2007 8:59:56 AM

poultice and paring out for drainage and pressure relief

6/27/2007 8:58:26 AM

Soaked in epmsom salts, pack w/ icthamol

6/27/2007 8:57:02 AM

soaking in epsom salts, vet paring of hoof

6/27/2007 8:54:10 AM

In over 40 years have never my own experience an abscess

6/27/2007 8:48:30 AM

Once it opened flushed daily with iodine and kept it wrapped

6/27/2007 8:37:16 AM

clean trax is the best

6/27/2007 8:28:36 AM

vet call

6/27/2007 8:27:20 AM

Cleaned and soaked in Epsom salt water

6/27/2007 8:24:36 AM

mild case; just soaked it

6/27/2007 8:14:26 AM


6/27/2007 8:11:38 AM

3 abscesses in a row last June; soaked w/ Epsom, packed w/ icthamol

6/27/2007 8:05:19 AM

Drain, soak in epsom salt, pack with antibacterial/fungal dressing, antibiotics x 5 days

6/27/2007 8:01:40 AM

soak until it drained

6/27/2007 7:53:50 AM

soaking in epsom salt twice daily for 4 or more hours

6/27/2007 7:52:49 AM

epsom salt soaks and drawing agents

6/27/2007 7:43:25 AM

One hors several days after shoeing, another from laminitis

6/27/2007 7:43:13 AM

epson salt, betadine sock, animalintex pads & wrapping, 2 scoops Uniprim 1x day

6/27/2007 7:40:46 AM

soaking and patience

6/27/2007 7:40:10 AM

soaked in hot water and epsom salts - kept REAL clean after

6/27/2007 7:38:35 AM

soak in epsom salts

6/27/2007 7:37:23 AM

We open abcess to drain and then soak in epsom salt's and bandage with ichthamal and wrap in diaper

6/27/2007 7:35:37 AM

Vet cut back frog, spray with water 2 X daily, bar shoes

6/27/2007 7:24:59 AM

It was a very deep sub-solar abscess - was surgically opened, treated at a clinic. Nasty!

6/27/2007 7:23:47 AM

soaking and farrier dug it out

6/27/2007 7:21:51 AM

vet opened it, then epsom salt soaks 2X for a week or so

6/27/2007 7:20:50 AM

Poltusing vet care its ongoning

6/27/2007 7:20:14 AM

blacksmith opened and soaking

6/27/2007 7:10:42 AM

soaking in epsom salts

6/27/2007 6:56:37 AM

Took it to my farrier

6/27/2007 6:56:14 AM

soaking, reducine, wait it out, farrier or vet relieve by cutting it out

6/27/2007 6:54:05 AM

soaking,sugar paste,wrap

6/27/2007 6:37:35 AM

soaking, icthamol ointment, wrapping, bute

6/27/2007 6:32:32 AM

soaked in hot water and epsom, then cleaned w/ alcohol, it was at the coronet band, couldn't pack it

6/27/2007 6:26:00 AM

foot pared by vet and poulticed twice a day

6/27/2007 6:12:54 AM

Farrier cut away, hot soaked in epsom salt then packed with glycerine/ epsom salt paste and wrapped

6/27/2007 5:57:51 AM

Got farrier to open it, hot poulticed until clean for 2 days, irrigated with hydrogen peroxide and c

6/27/2007 5:22:10 AM

and fingers crossed I don't!

6/27/2007 4:33:58 AM

I make a soaker boot of cotton batting, vet wrap, and duct tape and soak with epson salt

6/27/2007 4:33:42 AM

After the abscess being removed, hot poulticing and patience!

6/27/2007 4:27:42 AM


6/27/2007 4:19:42 AM

antibotics, draining and rest

6/27/2007 3:44:47 AM

opened up, disinfected, antibiotics,

6/27/2007 3:37:37 AM

Vet cut back to release pus and kaolin poultice.

6/27/2007 2:22:56 AM

soaked it in betadine and also epson salts and kept it wrapped and clean

6/27/2007 2:07:13 AM

Our shoer pared it out and recommended betadine.

6/27/2007 1:56:57 AM

Bedatine Solution every day

6/27/2007 1:38:33 AM

Animal Lintex poultice; farrier pared away some sole

6/27/2007 1:36:25 AM

Hot packs to drain. Topical treatment to prevent infection

6/27/2007 1:33:00 AM

Debride the area and open the abscess, let it drain, pack with gauze and tetracycline ointment.

6/27/2007 1:18:18 AM

Antibiotics and vet lanced it. Then soaked it in epsom salt.

6/27/2007 1:15:32 AM

called the shoer and vet to determine best approach--horse is fine after 6 weeks racing again

6/27/2007 1:13:49 AM

hot epson salt soaks,

6/27/2007 1:13:24 AM

SMZ oral, 1=110lbs, soaked foot in epson salts, duct tape with pads/furacin.

6/27/2007 1:12:36 AM


6/27/2007 1:00:58 AM

Epsom water soaks, then ichthamol packingl

6/27/2007 12:49:08 AM

soaking in epsom salts and kept it dry

6/27/2007 12:45:47 AM

called in the vet

6/27/2007 12:40:03 AM

The ver pared just until blood gushed, Icthamol packing alt with soaking

6/27/2007 12:32:22 AM

My horse is a type 2 diabetic. In treatment used strong iodine and wrapped.

6/27/2007 12:28:05 AM

open it to drain treat with betadine

6/27/2007 12:19:24 AM

Location was an injection site in the neck, was drained.

6/27/2007 12:12:47 AM

Vet cut out the abscess, padded and wrapped the hoof.

6/27/2007 12:02:58 AM

Thankfully my mare has never had an abscess and I hope it stays that way for many years to come.

6/27/2007 12:01:40 AM

soaking the foot, wrapping the foot sometimes putting on a turnout boot, bute, stall rest, then turn

6/27/2007 12:00:44 AM

epsom salt soaks twice daily

6/26/2007 11:51:36 PM

icthimol and epsons salt

6/26/2007 11:51:00 PM

had farrier find the abcess, cut a drain tract, soak in epsom salt, icthamol pack till sound

6/26/2007 11:46:32 PM

clean trax

6/26/2007 11:41:46 PM

Vet opened up wound then packed it with medicated gauze. Gauze was replaced frequently.

6/26/2007 11:32:51 PM

Hoof: Epsom/betadine soaks. The used betadine to wash/flush after open.

6/26/2007 11:29:51 PM


6/26/2007 11:23:59 PM

Opened by vet/farrier, packed, bandaged for about a week.

6/26/2007 11:10:30 PM

had it removed and medically treated and packed

6/26/2007 11:05:33 PM

epsom salt soaks, poultices

6/26/2007 11:01:41 PM

Packed the foot with drawing salve and wrapped it. Let it drain on it's own. No digging.

6/26/2007 10:59:39 PM

Broke it open, cleaned it & bandaged it with disp. diapers & duct tape to protect it.

6/26/2007 10:58:30 PM

Soaked daily in warm water & epson salts.

6/26/2007 10:49:03 PM

keep foot wet so abscess can find best way out!

6/26/2007 10:48:51 PM

Drained, small hoof resection, Epsom soaks, then packed with betadine/sugar paste, then wrapped.

6/26/2007 10:46:20 PM

Old guy. Poultice and Bute

6/26/2007 10:44:36 PM

epsom salt soak, pack with sugardine and a mastitis antibiotic, keep wrapped/booted

6/26/2007 10:44:22 PM

soaking in ebsome salt and wraped to keep dry

6/26/2007 10:43:11 PM

soaked w/ epsom salt, packed with sugar and betadine

6/26/2007 10:42:05 PM

My veternarian cleaned out the abscess and they packed it with a poulice and vet wrapped the hoof

6/26/2007 10:39:04 PM

Drain, relieve pain, hot epsom salt soaks, antibiotic 2 prevent open wound infection, tetanus shot

6/26/2007 10:31:43 PM

epsom salt soaks

6/26/2007 10:31:26 PM

vet paring and soaking

6/26/2007 10:31:06 PM


6/26/2007 10:30:51 PM

Vet released the pocket, followed by Epsom soak, topical antibiotic and wrapping.

6/26/2007 10:28:17 PM

Used Ithamol and wrapped in a piece of burlap and ducktape. Changed daily.

6/26/2007 10:27:53 PM

Shots of penicillin and stall rest.

6/26/2007 10:26:07 PM

drawing salve to get it to top of coronary band

6/26/2007 10:23:21 PM

epson salt with warm water soak, foot wrap

6/26/2007 10:20:58 PM

soaked foot twice daily in H2O and MgSO4then covered sole w betadine+sugar,disp. diaper+duct tape

6/26/2007 10:16:26 PM

Farrier care, soaking with epsom salt

6/26/2007 10:15:42 PM

put horses foot in hot water and epson salts for twenty five minutes. fill with itsmatao[black salvl

6/26/2007 10:15:00 PM

soak in hot water/ epsom salts, the poultice with antiphlegestine poultice

6/26/2007 10:13:56 PM

Vet cut/drained it then soaked in epson salt for 3 weeks

6/26/2007 10:10:31 PM

The vet has been treating it for almost two years, won't go away!

6/26/2007 10:09:48 PM

soaked foot in epsom salts twice a day, and wraped a diaper around the foot then duct taped it

6/26/2007 10:07:30 PM

soaking in EPSOM SALTS

6/26/2007 9:56:44 PM

vet applied poultice from sugar with betadine

6/26/2007 9:48:39 PM

Lanceing /epsoum salts.Alum. tea tree oil Pacled bandages over the hoof and black smith ,antibio,

6/26/2007 9:45:14 PM

Pulled shoe and soaked the hoof in Epson salts and warm water 2x a day

6/26/2007 9:44:14 PM

soak hoof in water&epsom salt, apply icthamol and wrap

6/26/2007 9:43:57 PM

With TLOP Pads, soaking in ACV and Dynamite Miracle Clay to draw

6/26/2007 9:43:25 PM

Epsom Salts or Apple Cider Vinegar in warm water soak 2X day

6/26/2007 9:41:03 PM

Soaked in hot water with epsom salts - several times a day.

6/26/2007 9:36:46 PM

trim and soak and time

6/26/2007 9:31:15 PM

sugar and iodine mixture

6/26/2007 9:30:31 PM

drained through hoof wall

6/26/2007 9:28:52 PM


6/26/2007 9:24:05 PM

The vet opened it, soaked in epsom salts, wrapped foot

6/26/2007 9:22:51 PM

soak in epsom salts

6/26/2007 9:20:28 PM

soaking in warm epsom salt water,paste up with drawing sauve

6/26/2007 9:18:08 PM


6/26/2007 9:12:24 PM

poultice - pulled his shoes - vet poked his sole and waited

6/26/2007 9:08:54 PM

soaked 2-3x/day in hot water, epsom salts, and betadyne, then packed green poultice into a hoof boot

6/26/2007 9:06:30 PM

Soaked and then cut out by ferrier..We have enountered a increase in abscesses. Have no idea why. s

6/26/2007 9:05:26 PM

Soaking affected foot in warm water & epsom salt solution 2x daily, air dry apply drawing salve

6/26/2007 9:04:22 PM

epsom salt soaks & vet call

6/26/2007 9:02:41 PM

Usually by soaking in Epsom Salts and warm water 2x a day until abscess breaks thru.

6/26/2007 9:01:06 PM

farrier dug it out and used a chemical treatment on it

6/26/2007 8:56:44 PM

Call the shoer, Call the vet, soaking, packing.

6/26/2007 8:54:44 PM

the farrier and Poltices

6/26/2007 8:40:31 PM

Poulticed with sugardine (sugar and betadine)

6/26/2007 8:39:52 PM

farrier cleaned it out

6/26/2007 8:38:26 PM


6/26/2007 8:36:22 PM

vet pulled shoe, deep at pt of frog, soaked in epsom salts, came out at coronet band.

6/26/2007 8:35:50 PM

epsom salt soaks

6/26/2007 8:34:33 PM

pcn shots, wrapped hoof with epsin salt

6/26/2007 8:34:16 PM

Soaking in Epsom Salts baths

6/26/2007 8:33:18 PM

Many times.....

6/26/2007 8:32:17 PM

My Horse has one at the moment that wont clear up

6/26/2007 8:31:16 PM

apple cider vinager soak

6/26/2007 8:31:10 PM

soaking and exercise

6/26/2007 8:29:30 PM

Soak in hot water & epsom salts 2X/day, wrap after it broke through. Bute. Stall confinement.

6/26/2007 8:25:08 PM

one abcess and we siaked in epsome salts ,removed shoes, stalled for 3 days and it blew out.

6/26/2007 8:24:55 PM

soaking with epsom salt & wrapping it, also used Animalintex

6/26/2007 8:20:44 PM

lance, soaks, antibiotic topical

6/26/2007 8:20:31 PM

Vet found it...lanced it and we bandaged to heal along with antibiotics

6/26/2007 8:20:22 PM

pared hoof sole down as much as possible and soaked in epsom salts twice a day for a week. / reshod

6/26/2007 8:19:05 PM

hot epsom soaks

6/26/2007 8:15:43 PM

4 this year! Ground is so hard! Saoking, drawing salve & Bute.

6/26/2007 8:10:46 PM

epsom salt soaking and brushing with sugar and betadine

6/26/2007 8:10:13 PM

After several K in vet bills and 2 vets, a fabulous farrier cleared it up in 8 weeks.

6/26/2007 8:04:51 PM

Poultices, farrier and vet all worked together to locate it and finally cure the problem.

6/26/2007 8:03:10 PM

soak epsom salts/pack with ichthammol

6/26/2007 8:02:33 PM

opening, soaking, time

6/26/2007 7:59:09 PM

bute, soaking, farrier

6/26/2007 7:57:17 PM

unknown factor, heat, rock, how knows

6/26/2007 7:55:29 PM

Bran poultice and furazone packing

6/26/2007 7:51:52 PM

Soaked hoof in epsom salts until it opened taped up hoof with an iodine soaked pad until healed.

6/26/2007 7:47:06 PM

As a farrier I use water to locate the hot spot(by watching the foot dry). Then probe to drain.

6/26/2007 7:45:52 PM

farrier/vet, antibiotic, soaking, bute

6/26/2007 7:42:05 PM

farrier cut to it; vet cut it out; owner wrapped/soaked

6/26/2007 7:36:18 PM

Moist heat, icthymol, epsom salt soaks

6/26/2007 7:31:42 PM

epsom salt poultice and warm soak

6/26/2007 7:31:39 PM

Pack with poultice of epsom salts and betadine and wrap

6/26/2007 7:30:06 PM

soak, open, pack

6/26/2007 7:30:06 PM

farrier to open if unsuccesful soak in epsom salts or a cabbage poultice and magnetic fetlock boot

6/26/2007 7:28:13 PM

opening it up, soaking and packing with medication

6/26/2007 7:27:33 PM

Was drained prior to my adopting the horse.

6/26/2007 7:25:24 PM

ckeaned out use peroxide iodine

6/26/2007 7:21:39 PM


6/26/2007 7:20:53 PM

my vet's instructions

6/26/2007 7:17:47 PM

pulled shoes went barefoot

6/26/2007 7:16:05 PM

white vinegar & clorox 1/3 cup each w/small amount of water

6/26/2007 7:11:47 PM

Epson Salt soaks and Ichthammol packing wraped with duct tape

6/26/2007 7:10:02 PM

poultice, soaking in epsom salts, bandages, that nasty tar-like stuff that sounds like a fish diseas

6/26/2007 7:07:09 PM

Soak till it openif it didn't open on own I would open it. let it drain resoak pour in Iodine

6/26/2007 7:01:54 PM

Farrier dug it out.

6/26/2007 6:59:28 PM

Vet visit. Opened abscess and soaked foot.

6/26/2007 6:53:22 PM

called the vet

6/26/2007 6:53:05 PM

Horse was very sore and lame, vet pared out her sole and drained it. She recovered very well.

6/26/2007 6:49:57 PM

cut out of sole, then soak in epsum salts and pack with drawing salve.

6/26/2007 6:49:52 PM

For hoof abscecces, soaking in Epsom salt & hot water usually works, if not I call my farrier

6/26/2007 6:49:27 PM

Soaked in hot water & Epsom Salt, and kept wapted until it healed from inside to outside.

6/26/2007 6:48:12 PM

Soak in Epsom salts, bandaged and changed shoe size and style

6/26/2007 6:48:06 PM

Some need a vet's assistance and some will rupture on their own

6/26/2007 6:47:09 PM

It was in her throat, and burst open on it's own. We kept it cleaned out, and used Granuflex daily.

6/26/2007 6:40:28 PM

Soaking, two surgeries then bone infection, lost horse after a year.

6/26/2007 6:34:28 PM

poltice wrap

6/26/2007 6:30:40 PM


6/26/2007 6:28:37 PM

Dig out the sole of the hoof so it can drain, then pack with gauze and iodine, bandage or pad/shoe

6/26/2007 6:28:28 PM

epsom salt poultice

6/26/2007 6:28:10 PM

Washed it daily, soaked hoof in epsom salts, and then wrapped hoof in diaper w/epsom salts & iodine.

6/26/2007 6:23:25 PM

soaked foot in warm epsoms salts water twice a day, usually healed/better in 1 week

6/26/2007 6:22:01 PM

concentrated lysol

6/26/2007 6:17:46 PM

packing w/icthmol wound dressing

6/26/2007 6:16:49 PM

soaking with hot salt water and then putting topical iodine on bottom of hoof

6/26/2007 6:15:33 PM

had farrier clean out, sterilized followed with iodine, then icthamal in pad foot bandage.

6/26/2007 6:11:50 PM

soaked, icthammol, diaper wrap with ducktape / vetwrap

6/26/2007 6:03:34 PM

Opened a drainage hole, covered with bandages and duct tape to keep clean while it drained.

6/26/2007 6:03:26 PM

With something that draws the abscess out, i.e., sugar and oatmeal mush in a boot

6/26/2007 5:42:16 PM

Animalintex poultices applied warm and wet, bandaged, then an Equine Slipper over top of all.

6/26/2007 5:39:44 PM

Betadine or strong iodine in th hole from where the nail went in, then icthamol packed with cotton

6/26/2007 5:38:13 PM

soak daily, poultice, wrap, infctn went into coffin bone, 2 rnds antibiotics,reabsorbd

6/26/2007 5:35:39 PM

soak daily, poultice, wrap, infctn went into coffin bone, 2 rnds antibiotics,reabsorbd

6/26/2007 5:34:48 PM

soaking or natural healing

6/26/2007 5:32:38 PM

soaks, boots, poultices

6/26/2007 5:31:04 PM


6/26/2007 5:26:02 PM

daily soakings in epsom salts and packing the foot in iodine and wrapping it.

6/26/2007 5:25:55 PM

open & drain; flush with Betadine; Dry Clox;wrap w/ cotton vetrap & duct tape & put in Easy Boot.

6/26/2007 5:24:24 PM

soaks, topicals and wraps

6/26/2007 5:22:52 PM

wait for it to burst on its own

6/26/2007 5:22:38 PM

soaking, digging out,ichthamol

6/26/2007 5:16:16 PM

let it run it's course

6/26/2007 5:11:22 PM

soaking in epsom salts

6/26/2007 5:11:20 PM

had the vet open and clean and bandage it

6/26/2007 5:11:16 PM

Called the vet who wrapped it

6/26/2007 5:08:33 PM

Just once in over fifty of horse ownership

6/26/2007 5:03:10 PM


6/26/2007 5:00:55 PM

7% iodine and lots of time

6/26/2007 4:55:59 PM

soak in epsom salts. push iodine soaked gauze in hole and wrp hoof.

6/26/2007 4:55:53 PM

soaked the hoof in a bucket with espom salt & water

6/26/2007 4:55:29 PM

epsom salt soak

6/26/2007 4:55:27 PM

bute,soak and wrap

6/26/2007 4:53:27 PM

Vet removed the shoe and cut the abcess out

6/26/2007 4:52:15 PM

Betadine 10%

6/26/2007 4:45:23 PM

Hot epsom salt water 3 X day, antibiotic oint. Encourage walking to increase circulation.

6/26/2007 4:39:15 PM

hot epsom salts soaks

6/26/2007 4:38:49 PM

dug out, packed and soaked per Vet

6/26/2007 4:37:27 PM

soaked with epsom salt

6/26/2007 4:33:34 PM

Vet dug the hoof, soaked twice daily with epsom salt & water, ichtamol, and wrapped

6/26/2007 4:32:59 PM

popped and drained naturally, none since natural hoofcare

6/26/2007 4:31:54 PM

Epsom salt bath, poltice, farrier intervention, kept horse on soft ground

6/26/2007 4:31:17 PM

Anaccurate diagnosis was the hard part since it wasn't visable. Treatment was twice daily soak/packs

6/26/2007 4:29:38 PM

The farrier dug it out and I kept it treated and covered until healed

6/26/2007 4:26:44 PM

bran/epsom salt poltice - for hoof abcess.

6/26/2007 4:25:56 PM

ABX, vet visits, 33 y.o mare, took months to cure

6/26/2007 4:25:15 PM

cleaning frequently; farrier used bleach to dry it out

6/26/2007 4:14:50 PM

I have done taken care of many mine and others horses with abscesses

6/26/2007 4:13:42 PM

Soaking and packing per vet's instructions.

6/26/2007 4:08:15 PM

Soaking in epsom salt/water, bute then had my farrier or my vet drain it.

6/26/2007 4:08:12 PM

opened abcess, soak in epsom salt 2x a day x 3 days, hoof clean and dry in Davis boot.

6/26/2007 4:05:38 PM

bute, coranary band blow out ,keep clean and moist.

6/26/2007 4:05:31 PM

soaking the foot in warm water and epsom salts

6/26/2007 4:03:05 PM

epsom salt soaks/icthamol wrap

6/26/2007 4:02:13 PM

I had to let it grow out because it blew a hole in the hoof wall.

6/26/2007 4:01:17 PM

open so could drain, icthamol

6/26/2007 3:58:42 PM

Have a close working rerlationship with local farrier. Opem/drain/any abcesses.

6/26/2007 3:57:07 PM

Soak with warm water, epsom salts, betadine. Wrap with ichthamol & epsom salt poultice in diaper!

6/26/2007 3:48:58 PM

Let it run it's course

6/26/2007 3:48:32 PM

antibiotics, soaking

6/26/2007 3:42:20 PM

Epsom soak and poultice/wrap

6/26/2007 3:39:35 PM

Icthamal poulyice change often positive results in 2 to 4 weeks

6/26/2007 3:39:15 PM

Epsom salt soaks & poultice pre-surfacing, tea tree oil & wrap post drain until healed

6/26/2007 3:37:55 PM

soak, poultice, dig it out!

6/26/2007 3:37:47 PM

opened it, pared it out, packed it with magnapaste for several days. Then make a duct tape bootie

6/26/2007 3:33:34 PM

Called the vet. Then soaking and bandaging.

6/26/2007 3:33:08 PM

Farrier cut it out, all other methods...poultices, etc didn't work.

6/26/2007 3:32:32 PM

dmso and furazone

6/26/2007 3:31:59 PM

Soak with Epsom salts then poultice and wrap. Our ferrier is a great help!

6/26/2007 3:31:02 PM

It was old and appeared as a hole during a trim

6/26/2007 3:29:21 PM

Farrier or vet dug it out, some use of medication

6/26/2007 3:28:23 PM

Thank goodness no. Hope I never do.

6/26/2007 3:26:37 PM

hot epsom salt soaks

6/26/2007 3:23:30 PM

Farrier came out and tried to find it and open up the hoof. Then I soaked her foot 3-4 times a day.

6/26/2007 3:19:10 PM

soaking and bandaging

6/26/2007 3:18:20 PM

5 days of penicillin, corrective shoeing, poured turpentin on the sole and lots of bute.

6/26/2007 3:17:15 PM

1 horse out of 24 owned, not treated as not aware of it til burst

6/26/2007 3:16:44 PM

Soak it in warm water with espom salt to draw the abscess out.

6/26/2007 3:16:21 PM

Soaked 2x per day in warm epsom salts until the abcess ruptures.

6/26/2007 3:13:23 PM

poulticed but did not heal as planned and vet had to remove sole of foot

6/26/2007 3:12:32 PM

2 times. Warm water with salt and chlorine to disinfect and ease the blowing out were enough

6/26/2007 3:10:41 PM

Endless soaking and time!

6/26/2007 3:10:11 PM


6/26/2007 3:08:45 PM

soak, clean, brown sugar pack and wrap to keep clean

6/26/2007 3:06:37 PM

wrapped wet Animal Lintax on area

6/26/2007 2:59:26 PM

Called the vet, pulled shoe, lots of epsom salt soaks, stall rest

6/26/2007 2:57:57 PM

We had the farrier cut it out and it healed on its own

6/26/2007 2:56:57 PM


6/26/2007 2:56:21 PM


6/26/2007 2:55:52 PM

Epson salt soaking

6/26/2007 2:55:35 PM

Hot poultice for 3 days, iodine thereafter.

6/26/2007 2:54:04 PM

Lance, anitbiotics

6/26/2007 2:50:40 PM

Remove shoe,drainage of abcess,soaking with epsome salts, Sometimes antibiotics systemically

6/26/2007 2:49:41 PM

Iiodine & turpentine mix, wrapping and finally a steel plate to protect bottom of hoof till healed

6/26/2007 2:48:40 PM

I was lucky, my horse really didn't show any signs and was off only 2 days

6/26/2007 2:48:04 PM

drawing salve, bandaging & stall rest

6/26/2007 2:47:21 PM

cut it out and soak/poultice

6/26/2007 2:46:54 PM

Vet exam, treated with foot bath antiseptic solution daily.

6/26/2007 2:46:37 PM

antibiotics, epsom salts, wrapping, boot, keeping it clean

6/26/2007 2:43:44 PM

Opened it every day and poured disinfectant in it - don't remember what at this point. Healed fine.

6/26/2007 2:43:43 PM

Itchamol and soaking with epson salt

6/26/2007 2:43:09 PM

Poultice with epsom salts.

6/26/2007 2:39:43 PM

epsom salts and diapers

6/26/2007 2:38:47 PM

pareing out at sole, suger and iodine poltices post opening

6/26/2007 2:38:33 PM

was given tetnus shot and an antibiotic by my vet, soaked with warm water & epsomsalts for 2 wks

6/26/2007 2:37:39 PM

soak, poultice, xray, tincture of time

6/26/2007 2:36:32 PM

cotton, water, epsom salts, and a little betadine in a davis boot changed daily for 5 days.

6/26/2007 2:33:51 PM

wrapped with a espom salt poultice 1 daily

6/26/2007 2:31:21 PM

Poultice with glycerine and exthamol, alternated with hot tubbing, came out after a day.

6/26/2007 2:28:54 PM

dug out, soaked, packed & wrapped for abt 4-5 wks

6/26/2007 2:27:41 PM

Pared the hoof, drained abcess, packed with medicated cotton wool, booted in stall

6/26/2007 2:27:04 PM

my farrier cut it out and i kept it clean, some have healed quickly and others have taken a longer

6/26/2007 2:26:20 PM

Opened affected area, soaked in epsome salt & Iodine, medicated & wrapped hoof several times a week.

6/26/2007 2:25:30 PM

Soaked it in Lysol diluted in water

6/26/2007 2:25:16 PM

Epson salt w/iodine soak

6/26/2007 2:24:17 PM

Vet,soaked in epsom salts and applied poutice

6/26/2007 2:24:05 PM


6/26/2007 2:24:00 PM

iodine and lounging

6/26/2007 2:23:53 PM

betadine soln/hot water soak for 30 min 2xday: then vet opeded it up

6/26/2007 2:23:18 PM

but not since we took them barefoot

6/26/2007 2:17:31 PM

furazal & epsom salt mix ointment covered with gauze and vetwrap

6/26/2007 2:17:19 PM

Vet found the track and opened it up and then I soaked it for several days and treated with iodine

6/26/2007 2:16:52 PM

I have 5 Icelandics. Three for 5 years, 1 for 3 years and 1 2yr old. Never had an abcess

6/26/2007 2:16:46 PM


6/26/2007 2:16:07 PM

Soaking and draining

6/26/2007 2:14:10 PM


6/26/2007 2:14:08 PM

opened, soaked it, gave meds

6/26/2007 2:13:58 PM


6/26/2007 2:13:39 PM

coring it out; soaking in warm Epsom Salts; wearing a boot until healed

6/26/2007 2:13:25 PM

Opened & drained by vet, soaked in cleantrax,and poulticed daily for 3 days, gentle walking.

6/26/2007 2:13:17 PM

Soak with epson salts or Clean Trax, followed by Bob's Hoof Fix

6/26/2007 2:13:00 PM

soak it 2x daily in espsom salts and kept it wrapped for 2 weeks

6/26/2007 2:12:19 PM

Soaking and packing

6/26/2007 2:08:06 PM

soak in applecidar vinegar & water in boot-let it resolve

6/26/2007 2:07:57 PM

opened it up

6/26/2007 2:07:26 PM

poultice; if that didn't get it to drain have farrier or vet drain it

6/26/2007 2:07:00 PM

soaked in epsom salts and wrapped with ichthamol

6/26/2007 2:05:59 PM

Soaking (hot water w/epson salts) & pouticing - bread w/furicin&epson salts.

6/26/2007 2:04:13 PM

soak and apply ecthomal

6/26/2007 2:03:39 PM

soaking in epsom salts, farrier came out and found the drain track very easily

6/26/2007 2:03:03 PM

The vet dug it out, wrapped the hoof for a day or two, I soaked it in epsom salt, better in a week.

6/26/2007 2:01:37 PM

Epson Salt Soaks

6/26/2007 2:01:26 PM

Bute to releive pain, soak in antiseptic solution, dry , smother with Ichthammol ointment and wrap

6/26/2007 2:00:31 PM

soaking in epsom salts and wrapping

6/26/2007 2:00:23 PM

My horse was not lame, so we only knew after it worked it's way out of the hoof wall.

6/26/2007 1:59:52 PM


6/26/2007 1:59:27 PM

Expose the pocket and soak, wrap/pad.

6/26/2007 1:58:59 PM

Had the vet out and he drained the abscess. We then soaked the hoof and wraped it for about a week.

6/26/2007 1:57:32 PM

epsom salts

6/26/2007 1:57:08 PM


6/26/2007 1:55:41 PM

depending on serverity? I Tx most problems myself, soaking use hoof pack clean & wrap RX. as needed

6/26/2007 1:54:55 PM

Soaks, poultice, and surgical relief.

6/26/2007 1:54:23 PM

Soaking in Epsoms salts and wrapping with a epsoms salt/bran poultice.

6/26/2007 1:54:10 PM

Soak, poultice packs, wrap the foot until healed.

6/26/2007 1:53:13 PM

Clean it out and watch it dissapear.

6/26/2007 1:52:10 PM

cut it out

6/26/2007 1:51:34 PM

soak in warm epson salts until break thru

6/26/2007 1:50:57 PM

Soaking in epsom salts and hot water

6/26/2007 1:50:38 PM

call farrier or vet, daily epsom salt soaks, wrap

6/26/2007 1:50:29 PM

poultice, soaking, rest

6/26/2007 1:50:15 PM

wrapped with ichthammol

6/26/2007 1:48:08 PM

epsom salt soaks and penicillin shots somtimes packing hoof with ichthammol dressing

6/26/2007 1:46:42 PM

Knock on wood! My 3 horses have never had any.

6/26/2007 1:43:53 PM

cold water soaks, bute, finally draining out of the coronet band

6/26/2007 1:40:18 PM

Epsom salt soaks, antibiotics, required pad and shoe once

6/26/2007 1:38:15 PM

drawing salve, wrapping and bute

6/26/2007 1:38:11 PM

Soaking with epsom salt, wrapping with ichtamol twice a day.

6/26/2007 1:37:20 PM

Soak in hot water & Epsom Salts 2x day, pack w/ Icthammol, wrap, cover w/cotton, wrap, stall confine

6/26/2007 1:35:31 PM

vet or blacksmith opened abcess then wound was treated by poulticing

6/26/2007 1:34:48 PM

soak epsom salts and warm water

6/26/2007 1:34:22 PM

soak in epsom salt 20 minutes a day for a couple of days

6/26/2007 1:34:04 PM

Soaked the hoof with apple cider vinegar & water. Otherwise no other treatment.

6/26/2007 1:31:31 PM

soak in disinfectant and cover with equiboot

6/26/2007 1:28:48 PM

icthamus and a pad with a shoe

6/26/2007 1:27:43 PM

removed shoe, opened from bottom, treated with betadine and boot

6/26/2007 1:27:19 PM

epsom salts soak and drawing salve

6/26/2007 1:26:38 PM

Hot Soaks with epsom salts, using a soak boot.

6/26/2007 1:26:17 PM

soaking and medications

6/26/2007 1:25:47 PM

The vet or farrier usually cuts down to it and then we soak it and treat with ichthamol (sp).

6/26/2007 1:25:32 PM


6/26/2007 1:25:28 PM

dawn dish soap+water daily till errupted, then soak with epsom salts+water daily for 4 days

6/26/2007 1:22:30 PM

Farrier opened the path; soaked with cider vinegar or epsom salts in medicine boot for a few days.

6/26/2007 1:21:56 PM

Our ferrier dug it out, & we had to soak her foot WHAT A JOB to keep her foot in a bucket!

6/26/2007 1:21:55 PM

Epsom salts soak/drain

6/26/2007 1:21:23 PM

soak in epsom salt water, wait wait wait

6/26/2007 1:21:17 PM

Take the horse to the farrier who opens the abcess. If it leaves a hole, pack it with magna paste

6/26/2007 1:21:05 PM

soak and anti-fungal

6/26/2007 1:20:48 PM

saoked for 5 days in epson salt and bandaged entire hoof

6/26/2007 1:20:44 PM

warm salt water soaks twice daily and an icthamol gauze wrap to aid in drawing out infection

6/26/2007 1:20:23 PM

Dug it out put pad on with medication. Everyone I know has at leat once.

6/26/2007 1:19:45 PM

it worked its own way out

6/26/2007 1:19:33 PM

Vet drained abcess, gave antibiotics, put meds in a hoof pack

6/26/2007 1:19:07 PM

Epsom salt soaks, or ichthammol poultice until it burst

6/26/2007 1:19:04 PM

Soaked in epsom salts and wrapped with black salve to help draw inbetween soakings

6/26/2007 1:17:43 PM

drain, antibiotics

6/26/2007 1:16:59 PM


6/26/2007 1:16:39 PM

Pulled shoes forever. Soaked foot in Epsom Salt water

6/26/2007 1:16:34 PM

soaked in epsom salts, wrapped hood in a clean wrap (diaper held on with duct tape)

6/26/2007 1:16:19 PM

Wrapping, warm Epsom soaks

6/26/2007 1:14:02 PM

soaking & penicillin

6/26/2007 1:12:57 PM

vet and farrier assistance.

6/26/2007 1:12:38 PM

soak in epsom salt & tea tree oil, syrine coconut oil in abcess, put foot in cotton lined boot .

6/26/2007 1:12:02 PM

prescription med

6/26/2007 1:11:49 PM


6/26/2007 1:11:42 PM

Soaked in epsom salts & used icthamol to draw it out

6/26/2007 1:11:31 PM

Vet opened, allowed to drain, soaked and applied protection to hoof.

6/26/2007 1:11:28 PM

Soaking 2x day in epsom salts/betadine, pack w/ichthamol & wrap.

6/26/2007 1:11:01 PM

cut away as much of the infection as possible and wrap an Animalintex poultice on the area for 2 day

6/26/2007 1:10:51 PM

Soaking and wrapping

6/26/2007 1:10:31 PM

vet treated by draining, medicating, and wrapping

6/26/2007 1:09:24 PM

epson salts soaks

6/26/2007 1:09:13 PM

Epsom salt soaks and Ichthiemal (sp?)

6/26/2007 1:09:06 PM

Soak in salt water til it pops, then pack with ichthamol

6/26/2007 1:09:00 PM

my mare has chronic abcesses, best treatment by far is Chlorine Dioxide gel and hoof soak

6/26/2007 1:08:58 PM

iodine wrap with a boot

6/26/2007 1:08:55 PM

farrier found it, drained it, soaked, kept clean

6/26/2007 1:08:50 PM

called the ver

6/26/2007 1:07:55 PM

excavate carefully. soak with epsom salts and warm water or wrap with magma paste

6/26/2007 1:07:54 PM

soaked in epsom salts for three days.

6/26/2007 1:07:45 PM

Soaking in Epsom Salts and shoer opening a drain

6/26/2007 1:06:22 PM

soaker boot with epsion salt, in stall at night

6/26/2007 1:05:24 PM

Eventually with surgery (3 rounds), but we have success.

6/26/2007 1:03:21 PM

Dug it out and packed with betadine-soaked gauze

6/26/2007 1:03:01 PM

Abcess healed self, no treatment

6/26/2007 1:02:28 PM

opened it up with a hoof knife and soaked the foot in epsom salts for a couple of days.

6/26/2007 1:01:21 PM

vet and horseshoer

6/26/2007 1:00:30 PM

soaking and wrapping

6/26/2007 12:59:32 PM

soak it in epson salt water. have farrier relieve pressure, soak more.

6/26/2007 12:59:32 PM

Soaking/vet relieving abcess/soaking/wrapping/pads/shoes

6/26/2007 12:58:33 PM

still working on it

6/26/2007 12:58:21 PM

soaking and good farrier care

6/26/2007 12:57:31 PM

Vet openned abscess, cotton plug w/Benadine placed in hole, changed plug every day after soaking

6/26/2007 12:57:16 PM

Drain it and pack with a mixture of sugar and betadyne for a week

6/26/2007 12:56:30 PM

It was cut out, drained, packed with iodine and cotton, bandaged, then shoe and pad in 10 days.

6/26/2007 12:55:48 PM

Sugardine Wrap, consists of a diaper, duck tape, Betadine Scrub & Sugar. Paste & Pack Hoof= Success

6/26/2007 12:55:21 PM

let the horse work it out

6/26/2007 12:54:51 PM

opening and poultices

6/26/2007 12:54:51 PM

soaked the foot, applied Ithimal

6/26/2007 12:53:48 PM


6/26/2007 12:53:02 PM

Farrier opened it to allow drainage then we treated with icthamol and wrapped

6/26/2007 12:52:53 PM

Soaking, colloidal silver by mouth, homeopathic silicea, and sometimes hypericum

6/26/2007 12:52:48 PM

Soak in Epson salts. Pack with Icthammol 20% Ointment and sugar in a medicine boot

6/26/2007 12:52:05 PM

epsom salt soaks and animalintex poultice pads

6/26/2007 12:51:44 PM

Ichamol pack and wrapped

6/26/2007 12:50:36 PM

Soaking twice a day in warm water and Epsom Salt and/or Icthamol. Vet had to drain one.....

6/26/2007 12:50:29 PM

Soaking & wrapping

6/26/2007 12:50:26 PM


6/26/2007 12:49:52 PM

Had farrier open it up

6/26/2007 12:49:37 PM

Paring of sole if needed and hot Epsom salt soaks to draw out has worked very well.

6/26/2007 12:48:31 PM

Epson salt soak, hoof packing material, diaper under the foot for padding and duct tape

6/26/2007 12:48:25 PM

Vet pared out, used easy boot, hand walked..

6/26/2007 12:48:15 PM

with comphrey leaves (nature's bandaid) it heals very well

6/26/2007 12:46:24 PM

Bute, soaking & packing

6/26/2007 12:45:28 PM

soaking, ferrier

6/26/2007 12:45:07 PM

hot water and epsom salt. soak their foot twice a day.

6/26/2007 12:45:04 PM


6/26/2007 12:44:27 PM

soaking& wrapping

6/26/2007 12:44:18 PM

soaking in epsom salts

6/26/2007 12:44:04 PM

soaked in epsom salts daily until it burst, although that doesn't always give results

6/26/2007 12:43:31 PM

soaking hoof in Apple Cider Vinegar and water daily

6/26/2007 12:43:27 PM

One I called the vet and the other I called the farrier

6/26/2007 12:42:57 PM

Yes, my Belgian had one once.

6/26/2007 12:42:22 PM

heat, antibiotics.

6/26/2007 12:41:52 PM

epson salt bath twice a day.

6/26/2007 12:41:14 PM

antibiotics and flushing

6/26/2007 12:39:27 PM

cleaned, soaked in epsom salts and betadine, wrapped it-antibiotics if necessary

6/26/2007 12:39:22 PM

farrier pared it our to drain, soaked/ epsom salts, poultice

6/26/2007 12:38:49 PM

Poltice, soaking, medication

6/26/2007 12:37:09 PM

Pack it and protect using a drawing agent, keep horses stalled until not lame

6/26/2007 12:36:33 PM

Epsom gel put on hoof and in a diaper duct taped to the hoof for a day or so.

6/26/2007 12:35:53 PM

Soak w/epson salt warm water 2x day & wrap or wrap w/epson salt pack, until it drains.

6/26/2007 12:35:20 PM

soaked the hoof

6/26/2007 12:33:46 PM

One time; horse never showed it. Unreal!

6/26/2007 12:33:44 PM

antibiotics, soaking in epsom salts

6/26/2007 12:33:01 PM

dependant on placement, soak in epsom salt along with a poultice applied (bandaged) onto hoof

6/26/2007 12:32:31 PM


6/26/2007 12:32:15 PM

Curette, drain and treat with epsom salt soaks until no more drainage evident.

6/26/2007 12:32:08 PM

soaking, wrapping, waiting

6/26/2007 12:31:44 PM

Once from a stone bruise. Treated it by soaking in epsom salts & Betadine after it was dug out.

6/26/2007 12:30:52 PM

Pain management an soaks

6/26/2007 12:30:03 PM

SMZ's, soaking, homeopathic

6/26/2007 12:28:16 PM

Open, clean, soak & kept wrapped

6/26/2007 12:28:07 PM

soak and wrap

6/26/2007 12:27:35 PM

soaking & time

6/26/2007 12:26:02 PM

opening the abscess, soaking the foot w/ epsom salts

6/26/2007 12:26:01 PM

Pared away the hoof until exposed, sterilized, wrapped.

6/26/2007 12:25:52 PM

Packed with iodine

6/26/2007 12:23:58 PM

I didn't. It did not cause lameness.

6/26/2007 12:19:39 PM

epsom soaking, icthammol pack, duct tape bootie

6/26/2007 12:16:05 PM

soaking, hospital plate

6/26/2007 12:15:15 PM

soaked hoof in hot water and epsom salt

6/26/2007 12:02:19 PM

No thank god--good feet, great genes!

6/26/2007 11:32:39 AM