No Big Change
Tucker was out on the lawn for about an hour, roaming free. I do have gates across the driveway and fencing too, so there was no place for him to go. Hand grazing was just taking too much time and I needed to clean his stall while he was out.
He did do a bit of frolicking, but not much. At some point the hoof bandage came off--it was not one of my better wrapping jobs--so I put a boot on. I have to be careful with the boots as they do tend to chafe, but for a short time, they are OK.
After I got my chores done, I brought him back in and re-wrapped the hoof. The vet had called to check on him and suggested that since we didn't know where the abscess might break out, it might be a good idea to either put some Animalintex on his coronary band or to use some Icthamol there. I opted for the Icthamol this time. I will probably go to the feed store a bit later and might pick up some more of the Animalintex in sheets and use that next wrap. My new order of vetwrap arrived the other day--25 rolls--so I'm set there. Pretty good deal on the Internet, less than a dollar a roll.
So we are still at the same place we were several days ago. The only good thing is that it's the weekend and I can let Tuck out for a graze twice a day instead of just once. At least that gives him a little more joy in his locked in life.