Good old Bob has a bad hoof abscess. Poor thing could barely walk yesterday. I am hoping it heals quickly now that it has drained & been soaked, cleaned , and bandaged, but I'm also pretty worried. His hind end is pretty arthritic and now this. Poor guy. It makes me realize that all the times I've said, "It's probably just an abscess," to someone else, I was really not being very empathetic (although I was just trying to be reassuring). Some abscesses are not *just* abscesses, and it's scary when you don't know how it's going to turn out. Hopefully all my worries will be for naught.