Dead or infected material leaving the inside of the hoof. The most important thing you can do in this situation is to trim in order to restore proper hoof bio dynamics and keep the hoof clean and protected while it heals. Soaking in Epsom Salts is recommended and will help to draw out the material faster.

I have special soft boots the horse can wear and have developed a healing mud pack for this purpose. Once the abscess has sealed enough to kept free of infection, I recommend casting the hoof for a period of time appropriate to your specific situation. To continue to promote healthy hooves, a strict diet and trimming schedule must be adhered to. Please inquire about the abscess kits I keep in stock.

GMO's and The Gut?

The Truth About GMO’s  and Gut Health 
by Dr. Edward Group
Glyphosate, an herbicide used in GM crops, has been shown to disturb intestinal microflora balance and promote the growth of harmful bacterial strains. [1] This may interfere with the immune system, increase infection rates, and also cause issues with mood and behavior. [2] Digestive enzymes may also be reduced following consumption of GMO foods, leading to impaired digestion. [3]

Feed your horse


Feeding Your Horse
The best we can give our horses is the opportunity to eat foods that heal, nourish, and protect.  ‘Horse’ food is rich in fiber.  Without nourishing/whole/real food our bodies cannot thrive.
The horse’s digestive system was designed to have a steady flow of high fiber forage.   Yes, this means access to hay 24/7.

Stomach Acid
Unlike our stomachs, a horse’s stomach produces HCl (hydrochloric acid) 24/7.  If this acid doesn’t have a job to do it wrecks havoc on the lining of the stomach and then the rest of the digestive system.  
HCl has an important job:
 Protects horse from infection: First line of defense against various microbes.
Starts the process of protein digestion.
Activates enzyme activity.