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Okay, my 7 year old gelding started limping on his front left hoof about 2 days ago. I cleaned out his hooves, but I don't smell anything that would smell like thrush, there's no swelling or heat, the hoof and leg look absolutely normal. So I soaked it in salt water in case it may have been thrush and kept him in a bedded stall till now. But he hasn't been getting any better. I don't really want to call the vet because of the expensive fee for house call. If anybody can give me any advice I'd muchly appreciate it. If I can't figure anything out by tomorrow morning, I'll be calling the vet, so please hurry!!! Thanks!!! [Angel]

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Okay, my 7 year old gelding started limping on his front left hoof about 2 days ago. I cleaned out his hooves, but I don't smell anything that would smell like thrush, there's no swelling or heat, the hoof and leg look absolutely normal. So I soaked it in salt water in case it may have been thrush and kept him in a bedded stall till now. But he hasn't been getting any better. I don't really want to call the vet because of the expensive fee for house call. If anybody can give me any advice I'd muchly appreciate it. If I can't figure anything out by tomorrow morning, I'll be calling the vet, so please hurry!!! Thanks!!! [Angel]

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Check to see if the foot has heat in it and then check the digital pulse. I will be pounding and hot if there is an abcess. I would soak the foot in hot epsom salt water and then pack it in ictamol ointment and wrap the foot. If it is a abcess the ictamol will draw it out. It could also be a stone bruise but sounds more like an abcess.

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Check to see if the foot has heat in it and then check the digital pulse. I will be pounding and hot if there is an abcess. I would soak the foot in hot epsom salt water and then pack it in ictamol ointment and wrap the foot. If it is a abcess the ictamol will draw it out. It could also be a stone bruise but sounds more like an abcess.

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