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Re: RC: absess


I have had good luck with cleaning it thoroughly, putting a wad of
Ichthammol on two or three thicknesses of 4" gauze pad, stiff it in the
hoof and cover the whole thing with duct tape.  Change twice daily. 
Ichthammol is a "drawing salve".  Probably wouldn't hurt if you soaked
the foot when you take the "bandage" off with Epsom Salts for 10-15
minutes if your horse will stand with his foot in a pan or bucket.  (I
taught Sunny to stand in the barn hallway with his foot in an empty
bucket just in CASE he had this problem till he understood what I
wanted) Been very useful a couple of times.

Jim and Sun of Dimanche wrote:
> Tracy
> Hi everyone, I am a newbie lurking in the background taking every thing
> in.  I have a question??  My arab had gotten a absess in his left front.
> He  went lame on Sunday, Got the vet out and dug it out of his foot.  He
> is no longer limping, know the problem is how do I keep it clean.  He is
> out on pasture 24/7 .  I have tried a easyboot with vetwrap and duct tape,
> still water and mud get in....Any suggestions.  A friend said to pack it
> with youkom  (spelling)  Thanks much
> Also we will be doing our first 25 ctr in two weeks hope were ready..
> Tracy
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