Horse Veterinary Questions? Ask an Equine Vet.
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These sores that you see may be caused by an abscess growing due to stress over the change in environment or infection brought on by stress or another bacterial invasion. Since they are painful, it is important to apply hot compresses to these areas every 4-6 hrs to help draw the infection to the outside. Your vet can lance these lesions if they are abscesses to release the pus and then flush them daily with peroxide or betadine. If that is not possible, start your mare on antibiotics such as Pebicillin G twice per day with the dose that is recommended on the label and apply hot packs and cover with Betadine until they will resolve.Does that make sense to you?
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