Sounds like a cuss word doesn't it?? Chrome has his first ever hoof abscess. :( I've never treated one on my own (although a lesson horse at the barn where I worked got them all the time so I was good at spotting them), so I called my farrier and she explained the whole process in great detail. Of course, since I've never had a horse abscess in the twenty two years I've had them, I didn't have anything I needed, so I went to town and got some Ichthamol , diapers and vet wrap. I did at least have the epson salt lol! So everyone please keep your fingers crossed that it pops soon so he can get some relief. Poor baby.