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jazzy

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Re: Abscess question
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2015, 11:53:16 am »

Got the soaking boot on her after a few tries.The tape on the nose freaked her out, had to take it off.  I just wish it would drain.  Some people have told me to ride her as long as she's not lame. Opinions?
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Re: Abscess question
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2015, 12:06:51 pm »

What kind of footing??
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Re: Abscess question
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2015, 12:55:37 pm »

Smoking boot?

Are we talking bbq now?

Oh.Wait. Did you mean soaking boot?

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OldnOrnery

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Re: Abscess question
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2015, 05:57:28 pm »

Why don't you show a picture of her feet? Abscesses are supposed to be one of the most painful things a horse has to deal with, more painful than laminitis. The two are often related. If you're sure your horse isn't laminitic, then I'd want to make darned sure I got down to the cause of the abscess before I sat on that horse.
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Re: Abscess question
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2015, 06:15:10 pm »

Duncan was prone to them and he was not foundered.
Abcsses are bacterial in nature and just a miserable fact of life.  Some horses get them more than others.  JMO
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Re: Abscess question
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2015, 10:41:14 pm »

True there are many causes. Also true that its a good idea to try to find the cause before riding a horse with an abscess. Most horses go dead lame, so it's a moot issue.
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Re: Abscess question
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2015, 03:59:25 am »

Once the abcess breaks the pressure is off and they are not lame.  I would not ride until it is done cleaning out, but people do.

On the harness track up here they WORK the horses until it breaks they do not soak and take care of it like we would.  And believe me as soon as it breaks the horse is sound again.  I would not have believed it unless I saw it with my own eyes.
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jazzy

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Re: Abscess question
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2015, 06:06:44 am »

How do I add a picture? I haven't ridden her in 3 weeks, since this started. She was lame for 2 weeks before the abscess popped out. I had the vet and fairier here while she was lame, neither one of them found the abscess. Once it showed up the fairier came back and I sent a picture to the vet.
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Re: Abscess question
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2015, 06:29:26 am »

The abcess that originates in the bottom of the foot, probably in the white line then comes out at the coronary band. Usually by then the horse isn't lame anymore if they ever were.  Glad you got a soaking boot.  The duct tape doesn't work that I can tell.
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Re: Abscess question
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2015, 06:45:28 am »

this is what works for me.
Soak foot, wipe dry, put meds onto a nice large gauze pad and apply that to the foot.  Wrap entire foot in a roll of vet wrap, baby diaper then wrap the whole foot in a duct tape bootie.
yes it's a lot of work but it does work.

I soak 2 times a day.  I hope this helps.
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jazzy

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Re: Abscess question
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2015, 07:04:06 pm »

It finally drained today! Thanks for all the help everyone.
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