bruised sole

bruised sole

injury to the laminae of the horse's foot, caused by stepping on a sharp object. The lesion is usually at the edge of the sole and is discolored and painful. Lameness varies in keeping with the extent and duration of the lesion.
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A bruised sole (as from stepping on a sharp rock, or from uneven weight bearing due to misshapen foot) may eventually become an abscess.
He had a bruised sole, then an abscess," said the trainer's wife Deidre Johnston.
We had planned to run him three weeks ago but he had a bruised sole a week before, so that put us back.
Trainer Matt Gingell said: "He has a bruised sole - I think he banged himself on the way to the start.