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How would my mare get abscess or a bruise when she has leather pads on? She has been really well this summer and now she is off a little.

How would my mare get abscess or a bruise when she has leather pads on? She has been really well this summer and now she is off a little.
@emilydawkins we had a vet look at her yesterday and he didn’t see anything. It looked like she blowed out a abscess.
Hi Gwen, I am not really into shoeing pads, I think it doesn't allow feet to "breath" (even if leather is more "breathable" than plastic), so you can't really have healthy feet.
But regarding abscess, if your horse has one it's because something is wrong somewhere in his body, an abscess is a way for the body to evacuate toxins. I advise you to have him checked by a vet and a physio to make sure everything is fine 🙂