Re: Frequent abscessing and new coughing issue...
Regarding the abscessing, it would be really helpful to see current pictures of his feet. No, he shouldn't keep abscessing forever - that it has been occurring this frequently and regularly is a sign that something isn't quite right.
Could you please make a photo album for him here on the new Groups.io Case History sub-group Photos section:
If you haven't joined since we switched over, you'll need to do that first.
All the instructions you need can be found in the Wiki here on the main group:
J-herb will help with mobilizing abscesses because it helps increase circulation. Are you using any NSAIDs when he abscesse? If so, that will slow down the process. Soaking and poulticing tend to help, as will light movement, so no need to confine him when these nasty things are brewing.
If the hay is being stored overhead it is a huge negative for respiratory issues as it creates constant dust hanging in the air. Know that you may not be able to do anything about that, just pointing out the connection. Need others with more experience with lung isuues to jump in here with suggestions.
Jan 05, RI
EC Support Team