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Bruising in Horses



With bruised sole or other more serious bruises, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), may be administered to further alleviate the pain.


Living and Management


Resting the horse is important for the healing of bruises. It normally takes no more than a week to ten days for a bruise to occur and heal.




If it is known, removal of the object that has caused the bruising is a good way to prevent future recurrences.