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Do abscesses occur more often in front or hind hooves? Do male or female horses recover from hoof abscesses quicker? When are abscesses most commonly diagnosed? Researchers found answers to these questions and more in a recent study.
Posted by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Apr 17, 2019
Fact: Hoof abscesses are one of the most common causes of sudden-onset severe lameness in horses.
Fact: Complications can delay hoof abscess healing.
Fact: In most cases, horses recover well.
And, until recently, there wasn’t much more scientific data on subsolar abscesses than that. So researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) set out to put more hard data behind these common hoof ailments. They wanted to identify trends that could help horse owners and their veterinarians better manage abscesses and more accurately anticipate how they’ll heal and if they’re likely to develop complications...
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