A bruised sole is very common in horses. Both shod and barefoot horses are susceptible, and they can range from minor bruising that heals quickly, to more severe bruising causing lameness which may need veterinary attention.
Slightly reddened area on the sole indicates sole bruising
©Dr Graham Munroe
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Foot: sole bruising
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