I DO get excited about poop. It all floats my boat - big piles, round piles, greenish brown piles. I don't like liquid poop or lone poop balls though. Those mean trouble. I also like pee, and it's even more exciting when it's pale yellow and gushing. Coffee colored, or worse, tinged red, are obvious signs of bad pee. Not of fan of that either.
So when I give you Speedy's abscess update, you'll recognize why I am so happy. Last night, he was still lame, and even more lame than on the days before. I wasn't particularly worried as that's the nature of an abscess. Even so, I dragged out my trusty bucket-o'tools and set to work.
With a quick swipe of my hoof knife, I was able to remove just enough foot that pus finally leaked out. I love pus as much as I love poop. Since Speedy DID NOT want me to use the knife again, I gently squeezed his coronary band, hoof wall, and even the sole of his foot and was rewarded with even more pus. Oh, hallelujah.
Knowing he wasn't going to like it, I urged Speedy to take a deep breath. Before he could blink, I gave one more flick of the knife. Blood surged out of the hole, carrying with it whatever infection had been stewing in his hoof.
Mildly graphic photo below.
Poop, pee, pus, and blood ... I've got to get a new hobby.