Re: Lame

Lavinia Fiscaletti

The best pain management is to let the abscess drain - usually, as soon as it bursts, the pain decreases quite a bit. As long as she is eating, drinking, peeing/pooping fine, best to let it run its course. Allow her to walk around at will, as that type of movement will also encourage it to drain. Anything that works on pain will slow maturation of the abscess.

Where did the abscess start to drain? Generally, just soak the hoof, apply a drawing poultice (Numotizine is a good one), wrap and boot.

Lavinia, George Too, Calvin (PPID) and Dinky (PPID/IR)
Nappi, George and Dante Over the Bridge
Jan 05, RI
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