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Subsolar abscess - pus in the foot

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Subsolar abscess - pus in the foot

A subsolar abscess, or pus in the foot, is an infection beneath the sole of the foot. Subsolar abscesses cause severe pain to your horse due to the build-up of pressure under the hoof capsule that cannot expand. The pain can probably be compared to an infection or blood blister under your fingernail, with the additional problem of the horse having to bear weight on the hoof capsule.

Subsolar abscess opened at the toe
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How do subsolar abscesses occur?

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