It is important that before advanced diagnostic imaging is done, previous examinations should have narrowed the source of the problem to a specific area.
Some horses only develop them once or twice in a lifetime; others can have chronic problems. In either case, abscesses are extremely painful for horses.
It was a cold day when Dr. Larry Butler of OVLAC arrived to x-ray Sunny, but by employing a tiny heater and working quickly he managed to get the images
A hoof canker is believed to be caused by a micro-organism, possibly the Fusobacterium necrophorum, which is known to be involved in foot rot in sheep.