Can a bruise turn into an abscess?

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CM had what looked like a bruise on her heel bulb. A few days later an abscess burst out of that heel in the same spot. I'm just wondering if the 'bruise' that I could see was actually an abscess all along or if the bruise became an abscess?
 

Midlifecrisis

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I have always thought that bruising can lead to abscesses..which is why I was told to remove stones trapped in feet as soon as possible and I’m a regular foot picker outer...
 
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I have told the horses that I don't want them to go pratting about and getting more bruises just to test the theory! ;) One was enough thanks. I'm hoping that the hole just grows out (down the frog maybe?) and causes no further issues, like the more common coronet burst abscess that grows out down the hoof wall.
 

Leo Walker

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I dont know who told me but I've always thought if you get a bruise there is a high chance of an abscess. I was just saying that to some one at the yard today and they were agreeing with me, so if its not true, a lot of people think it is!
 
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