Thursday, July 22, 2010

Soaking Echo

Baby Has A Boo Boo

Echo started limping badly yesterday morning. Bute didn't help by this morning so I had the vet come over. Yep it's an abscess in his left front hoof. It was up further than the vet could get easily so I have to soak his hoof in Epson Salts twice a day for 20 minutes each time!! I was afraid he'd be afraid of the little bowl!! You know Echo! But he stood there stoically both times, hoof in the nice warm water and eating his carrots and cookies!!

I hope it draws it out soon! That's a morning and evening soak.
I think he likes it!



  1. Oh, poor baby! I sure hope he will be fine! I love horses. That is so cute how he is enjoying the foot soak.

    Have a lovely summer's eve ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  2. Oh poor Echo, but isn't he good. I hope he is feeling better soon. Jane xx

  3. I do hope that Echo is soon fully recovered.
    He looks such a sweetie with his footsoak :o)

  4. I hope Echo soon feels much better. What a good patient he is.

  5. Give him an get well hug for me. Never had a horse with that problem before, but sometimes if they can't remove the offender, it takes a while to get things moving out of the hoof wall. Take good care of him!

  6. He does look like he's enjoying it. I'd like a foot soak with snacks too. But I do hope his abscess resolves quickly.

  7. Poor Echo! Hope he's better soon! Loved your pumpkin/watermelon story! Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  8. I use a epsom salt/bran mash - put it in a disposable diaper, vet wrap and then duct taped on the hoof. Works great!!!


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