It is an internal infection of the hoof, where there is a build up of pus which causes pressure behind the hoof wall or under the sole. This is extremely painful as the horse has to constantly try to weight on the affected area. This infection can be caused by a penetrating wound, hoof cracks or shoeing nails.
The environment or circumstances we thrust our pets into may fill them with fear and anxiety. They cannot speak but your pet will communicate its emotional state through body language and behaviour. Be particularly aware of behaviour that seems out of character for your pet.
WOUND CARE & PROUD FLESH prevention in horses.