HOOF ABSCESSES EXPLAINED

hoof abscesses
A simplified view of the equine hoof to help visualize the structures involved in this process. Photo Credit: AAEP

Sooner or later, nearly all horse owners will deal with a hoof abscess. But what does “hoof abscess” actually mean? Although most commonly seen during the wet winter and spring months, hoof abscesses can plague horses year-round and usually occur when debris and bacteria enter the foot through hoof cracks …

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