When I left for conference, Fritz could hardly stand to put his toe down to take a step. His hoof was in a poultice for the week I was gone, and when I got back he was putting some weight on his foot. Today he walks with a pronounced limp, but he walks, using the whole hoof.
We expected that the abscess would find a route out and we would see a sudden improvement. Instead, we're getting a slow improvement. Swelling and heat are both down around the coronary band, and the underside of the hoof is sensitive in front. If there's a small seepage I can't see it. But heck, I'll take whatever progess I can at this point.