Hoof Abscess Advice

Should you let an abscess come out naturally or drain it? Dr. Scott Fleming offers his insight into handing this painful hoof problem.
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Hoof Abscess Advice
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Should you let an abscess come out naturally or drain it? Dr. Scott Fleming offers his insight into handing this painful hoof problem.

This podcast is an excerpt from our Ask TheHorse Live Q&A, “Horse Hoof Care Basics.” Listen to the full recording here.

Should you let an abscess come out naturally or drain it? Dr. Scott Fleming offers his insight into handing this painful hoof problem.8/23/2019 14:00

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Scott Fleming, DVM, CF, originally from Northeast Texas, grew up riding Western performance Quarter Horses and working with cattle. Upon graduating from high school, Fleming attended farrier school and maintained a Quarter-Horse-centric farrier business in Northeast and Central Texas. He also served in the Marine Corps Infantry for four years. Fleming received his DVM from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences in 2013, completed an internship at Rood & Riddle in 2013-14, and remained at the hospital as a fellow. Currently, he is an associate veterinarian at Rood & Riddle. He also has a special interest in participating in Equitarian Initiative trips to Central America to help working equids in the region. Outside the clinic, Fleming enjoys spending time on the farm with his wife, Tina, and their two children, Callie and Case.

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