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How to Treat Hoof Abscesses

Farriers and veterinarians often deal with abscesses. Here is some practical advice for understanding and treating these
Hoof abscesses are probably the most common cause of acute severe lameness in horses encountered by veterinarians and farriers. A hoof abscess can be defined as a localized accumulation of purulent exudate located between the germinal and keratinized layers of the epithelium, most commonly subsolar (beneath the sole) or submural (beneath the hoof wall).
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When it comes to shoeing tools, Doug Dutcher has this advice for getting a better grip. “Wrap your rounding hammer handle with VetWrap,” says the farrier who shoes in Fulton and Montgomery counties in New York.
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