The abscessing is a nightmare, you get pretty proficient pretty quickly tho, I could sort and repoultice in about 2 minutes flat on my own, and it stay in place for 12 hours while turned out, after all my practice.
This one was a nightmare - opposite to the leg with the stifle out. Poor boy found it really hard to stand up while I was poulticing - sat on me at least twice. The air was not blue, it was purple! Still, second day after 5 of dressing, and he seems clear still.