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The abscess may need to be found using hoof testers which put pressure on areas of the hoof to localise the pain and then the abscess drained by pairing the hoof using a hoof knife. A poultice is a dressing applied to the hoof which will help to soften the area around the abscess to help drainage.
A satisfactory trimming job can be accomplished with a hoof knife, a rasp, and a nipper.
Following an introductory overview of the topic, the text addresses horn formation and growth; nutrition and claw health; biomechanics of weight/load bearing and claw trimming; laminitis; pain management; upper leg lameness; infectious claw diseases; cattle behavior, cow- friendly facilities, and proper handling; footbaths for the management of infectious skin disorders of the foot and hoof; and hoof knife sharpening.