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Hi this is Dr. Michelle. I will see if I can help. A few questions. Is your mare on any systemic antibiotics and anti-inflammatories? Has she been seen by a farrier or a veterinarian?
wow that looks sore! Has it been xrayed to make sure there isn't a nail or something else in there? If there is something still in there, then it will never heal or work its way out. It needs to be xrayed, pared out, and packed with a poultice, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and frequent bandage changes. If you are unable to pursue an xray, its not getting better, and your horse is not walking/off feed/in pain, then you need to consider the humane alternative I'm sorry to say. The good thing here is that it is not in the frog, and it is not as big as I thought it would be. Worth pursuing a cure in my opinion.
Horses are amazing healing machines! I'm glad you are seeking more information before giving up on her. Best of luck to you!