That's interesting. I'm sure the previous owner knew something was off with Zeus, she sold him as a senior for light riding. He's 12, and (was) great for trail riding and a pleasure class every so often, I don't do any hard riding. Thinking I aggravated an old injury while lunging, then again with the farrier.
Jaydee, did they ever inject the SI? I'm trying to read up on how effective any treatments are, just in case it turns out he did damage one of the ligaments. Which it's sounding like he did.
I've read that Xrays are costly since you'd have to sedate and put them on their back. Ultrasound or bone scans seem to be the better way to do it, but I have no idea until my vet gets out here and we discuss it. I don't know why the other vet didn't mention anything about SI joint back in November, he just said that his back was sore.
Anyway, Zeus is a lot less sore in his lower back today. Vet doesn't want him on any supplements or painkillers for the appointment, and I'm not sure how long DMG stays in the system, so I quit that. Just gave him a gram of bute in the morning- keeping track of the days I give it to him, don't want stomach problems on top of everything.