> > Dolly is back on her hay, out with the other girls, so far so good
> > after a day and a half. Still gets grain soup and will continue to get
> > it that way.
> > OTOH, she has a fat hind fetlock and a hot foot, so I guess we are
> > also going to have our annual abscess.
> Bad ...
> How long has it taken to resolve on previous occasions?
7-10 days is average. Then there was that year four winters ago where
it took 3+ months, two sets of x-rays, considering euthanasia, grade
4-5 lame most of the time. That was a fun one. Most of them just puff,
she gets sore, they pop, she heals. She has weird ridges on the soles
of her hooves and they are just a grit trap, no matter what we do. She
has routinely had one or so a year her whole life, as I understand
from her prior barn's owners.
The Mare's Nest (PA)