|(Abscess: localized collection of pus
surrounded by inflamed tissue)
Treatments vary, according the injury, whether the laminae of the coronet (7a), the wall (7b), the sole (7c) or the frog (7d) is involved. Also whether there was a deep penetration to the foot by a foreign object or whether the farrier, or someone who tried to be one, pricked the horseís hoof. The inflammation and the infection of the laminae due to foundering is another matter, which will be discussed separately, since the treatment is all together different. Please do not ignore the latter! Should you treat horse's foot for an abscess while he is foundering, you could cause substantial and irreparable damage to the horses foot, even the animal's end.
Alternative Treatment no. 1 of an abscess in the hoof.
Alternative Treatment no. 2 of an Abscess in the Hoof. (deep abscess)
Alternative treatment no. 3 of an Abscess in the Hoof (opening - drilling) .
All my comments are merely my opinions and beliefs gained from 40 years of professional life with horses. All drugs should be used only by the consent of a veterinarian and according to his instructions. A person who is with the horse everyday, should know him better than anyone else.