Day 1: On the first day of Christmas, you find a rusty nail protruding from the centre of one of your horse’s frogs. What’s the best course of action — before checking he is up to date with his tetanus vaccination?
a) Leave the nail in place and call your vet immediately — this requires expert treatment.
b) Remove the nail carefully with pliers, before calling your vet.
c) Pull the nail out straight away and soak the hoof in salt water. A squirt of purple spray should keep infection at bay, so there’s no need to call the vet.