Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Abscess, Day 8

Well, it's officially been a week since Gus was diagnosed with an abscess in his left front hoof. After talking to the BM and the BO, I opted to leave Gus's wrap off today to see how things go. The draining has stopped and the abscess seems to be closing up. So, no more wraps for the time being. Thank GOD.

So today I ended up soaking his hoof for 20 minutes in epsom salts. Then, that was it. Done. Finite. I'm hoping this is the last of the hoof issues, least for a few months.

Here's photos from today:

Below are photos of the lovely sore that Gus has obtained on his left pastern/heel area. This is why I hate wrapping his hooves, as this is what happens. Poor guy. Thankfully he'll heal fairly quickly without any ill effects.

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