So my oldie developed an abscess in the sole of his left front, up near the point of his toe. Farrier had to cut it out as I wasn’t willing to let horse endure any more pain. Horse was lame with bute and boots. After draining it horse was in less discomfort, but still not right. Then he blew an abscess out the inside heel of his right front. Now horse feels fine. So fine, I wonder how long these abscesses have been brewing.
Farrier seems to think soaking / cleaning with ACV and boots is sufficient post drainage protocol. I’m not convinced. My boots allow enough room for a thin wrap. So I’ve been wrapping them. So soak / clean, non stick pad, vet wrap, then boots. I feel like I should be putting some sort of packing or medicine on the gauze / into the drain holes? But what? ACV? Iodine? Something else? Help a girl out. I haven’t dealt with an abscess in like a decade., and we would have used Epsom salts back then