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What can I do to treat hoof abscesses? Monica

You will need a vet to safely cut away damaged foot tissue and adequately drain the abscess. Once that is achieved, apply a simple bran and Epsom salts poultice bandaged in place to draw out the pus and infection. After poulticing, plug the hole with cotton wool soaked in antiseptic solution and hold in place with bandages once again. Keep your horse on dry bedding for a few days. Only administer antibiotics prescribed by your vet.

Health4Horses vet team