Horse Veterinary Questions? Ask an Equine Vet.
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There are many causes for injuries to the coronary band. This could be due to over reaching, infections coming from under the hoof wall from the sole , and many other causes such as an autoimmune disease. The first thing to do is to have your farrier trim the hooves looking for any sign of an abscess that could be running up inside coming out at the coronary band. If there is none, then topical treatment and doses of antibiotics will help control this. As you can see, there can be many causes for these lesions that you see and , since damage to the coronary band can permanently damage the hoof wall, it is imperative that you find the cause by having your vet examine Eli and treat according to the results of the testing.
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