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How do you prevent an abscess from coming back?

How do you prevent an abscess from coming back?
Hi April-Rose!
The abscess of your horse should be lanced and drained.But if your infection keeps coming back after incision and drainage, a wide excision of the infected area may help.
Has your veterinary made a culture of the infecting organism?
If not,then it should be done so that a proper antibiotic treatment can be focused on the offending organism. It is also possible that the infection keeps coming back because your horse has some other illness which could affect his immune system.