Epsom Salt

This product may fulfill its purpose for human use, but in horses Iíve had only negative experiences. Epsom Salt is mainly used to soak the horseís foot during a treatment of an abscess or a bruise. Iíve used this product in that fashion several times when working for other people in my younger days. Though the Epsom salt may have accomplished itís purpose in treating the infected/bruised foot it also had following negative results. Even though the abscess often broke out at the coronet band, the horses often kept going lame for several days. I have noticed that the feet, which were soaked in the Epsom Salt repeatedly, have contracted/dried out noticeably and also got very hard (hooves contracted in such abrupt way are significantly deprived from sufficient blood supply and the consequences could be severe.) I believe that this product removes the vital natural ingredients from the foot, thus damaging it while prolonging the recovery of the afflicted hoof. I find no use for this product in horses.

All my comments are merely my opinions and beliefs gained from 40 years of professional life with horses. All drugs should be used only by the consent of a veterinarian and according to his instructions. A person who is with the horse everyday, should know him better than anyone else.