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Hoof ulcers/hoof abscess

Hoof ulcers and abscesses occur frequently in horses and are usually associated with great pain. The main cause of ulcers are bacteria. These can easily settle in a horny layer that is not intact. The inflammation can cause unpleasant pressure and pain, and the animal usually goes lame. Incorrect loading can also cause inflammation (e.g. due to misalignment or incorrectly shod hooves). Another cause of abscesses in horses can also be a detoxification of the body, after deworming or vaccination. Hoof ulcers can also occur from time to time due to extreme wetness or when the animal changes its coat.