I was told earlier yesterday that my horse was lame in his left back leg, I went out there as soon as I possibly could, I picked out his feet and didn't find abscesses or heat going down his leg, but up toward his hip about 6-7 inches from his hock up was warm and clammy He has past history of a broken coffin bone his his left front leg that has healed but occasionally causes him to become lame in that leg. What I have noticed is his stance is stretched out, he's putting all his weight on his front legs and little to none on his lame back. Here's a email that I sent my trainer on my theory of what's wrong:
"Update: Well I got a call today that Cabaret was lame in his right back leg, I went out there around 3pm and checked him out picked out his feet no abscesses or heat near or on his hoof I walked him around the arena and Jenny noticed that both front and his back leg were causing him issues we picked out his hooves out again and nothing. No heat on front or abscesses I took him back inside and checked out his back leg again, this time I ran my hand all the way down his hip and leg, It was all hot and clammy like it was inflamed and sore, so I we have came to the conclusion that he pulled his hamstring and he's putting weight on his front legs and that's what is causing them to be lame, I've never seen him this lame, Im getting a vet out tomorrow morning."
So the vet came out about an hour ago, she found an abscess in his front left and in his back foot, she did suggest that I have his feet checked out, she couldn't give him bute, be cause he has bad allergies to it :( So what should I do (considering he can't have bute) for his pain?, He's on stall rest for a week, she said if I have not seen improvement that she will come out again, It's like he can not put his heal down on his back foot. Luckily his goofiness has not gone away Should I wrap his front legs to help give him some support (Along with his remaining non-lame back leg) the vet was very vague, I might go get a second opinion. So what should I do for his pain, and Should I wrap his Front legs and other back leg for support?
All answers will be appreciated!