Firstly what is a hoof abscess.....
An abscess can be an extremely painful internal hoof infection for our horses, that can range from causing minor lameness to preventing a horse from any weight bearing on the affected leg at all.
Abscesses happen inside the inner workings of the hoof capsule, and often no sign of the abscess itself can be found externally, though a digital pulse can accompany the lameness at the rear of the hoof, and sometimes swelling will be present in the leg too. Abscesses are very common reasons for lameness in domestic horses, and most horses suffer from at least one abscess in their lives, if not more.
Lets start by talking about COCONUT MEALS/SOMETIMES CALLED COPRA & COCONUT OILS: and please feel free to contribute your own experiences both good and bad regarding feeds ....
Coconut meals have been used for centuries as a food source for it's high protein content, and digestible fibers for both people and animals, and when dried naturally and correctly can be a great food for all concerned. However not all sources are equal as with these associated risks below.....