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I have a heavy weight cob who since being moved yard 2

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I have a heavy weight cob who since being moved yard 2 months ago has been slightly lame on front left. Farrier did notice bruising but can't remember if it was this hoof or not. She has no heat or swelling and cant find an abcess either. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  drgdvm replied 1 year ago.

Can you describe the degree of lameness that your horse is experiencing? Is she lame at the walk, where she can barely put her foot down and bear weight, or is she only very slightly lame when she jogs? I would suggest having a veterinarian come look at her, so that a full lameness exam can be done (as she might be lame on more than one leg, even mildly), and then possibly have xrays taken if necessary. Two months of lameness suggests that the lameness is likely more complex than an hoof abscess on its own. Hoof abscesses usually cause SEVERE lameness at onset, but once the abscess comes to the surface, either to the sole or up to the coronary band, the lameness improves significantly.