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post #11 of 181 Old 09-02-2012, 12:54 PM
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Ooops didnt see your post. At least she is walking on it, hopefully she will be all healed up quickly!

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post #12 of 181 Old 09-02-2012, 01:01 PM
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My horse kicked through a fence a little while back and hurt herself. Since she stood around all day and didn't want to use it she was dead lame, totally stiff and wouldn't put any weight on it at all by the time I got to the barn. I freaked out, there wasn't much too wrong with it though, so BO said to just try walking her out. After a couple minutes of making her use it she loosened up and was only slightly off on it of a couple days.

In other words it's not always as bad as it looks. I hope it's something simple like just stiffnesss or something. Good luck :)
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post #13 of 181 Old 09-02-2012, 01:18 PM
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My guess would be a kick by another horse in just the right place to irritate the hock and make it swell up. Hoping she feels better soon!
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My trainer said the grey mare that shes friends with has a bump on her pastern that wasnt there. So maybe they got pushed around and injured. Caught in the round bale holder or heavens knows what. After all, they are horses...And horses are accident prone.

Rumor was given 2 grams bute last night, and another gram this morning. Which is probably why shes walking on it so well compared to yesterday. She is restless, but i think thats due to flies more then anything.

More then likely im going to take her home to recover. She still has 10 days, but i planned on sending her for another month of training in March. So she'll just get a month and 10 days when March rolls around.

Im just hoping she ends up being okay. I didnt just spend $2000 for her and $515 in training for her to end up lame and unuseable. *sigh*

Im hoping she just fell and twisted it or sprained it. Vet shouldnt be much longer...I hope.

Equiniphile, i was thinking a nicely placed kick too. But, there is no missing hair or scrapes to say thats what happened. No blood, just swelling and heat. Its possible though.
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post #15 of 181 Old 09-02-2012, 02:18 PM
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Geez I hope she's ok! Sending positive thoughts your way :)

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post #16 of 181 Old 09-02-2012, 02:20 PM
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May have been her kicking out and getting it hung up in something (fencer, feeder, etc). That seems to be the most common reason I've seen, especially if there are no wounds you can find. Any scrapes or hair loss further down the leg?
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post #17 of 181 Old 09-02-2012, 03:37 PM
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I hope she's OK.

Is it common practice where you are to turn horses in training out with others? I always give then their own turnout.
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post #18 of 181 Old 09-02-2012, 03:47 PM
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Have you ever seen a bowed tendon before? Hoping thats not the case but it could be a possibility. Hoping the vet can tell you exactly what it is.

They can bow tendons in exercise or while running in the pasture.
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post #19 of 181 Old 09-02-2012, 04:04 PM
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Hoping everything turns out ok. Horses swell so easily on their legs it may be a minor injury that heals quickly...its the eternal optimism in me. hope the vet has good news!

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post #20 of 181 Old 09-02-2012, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Good news, my bill was under $300. LoL. And Rumor is okay for the most part.

I had my vet do xrays...there are no indications of anything being broken or out of place. There is just swelling and heat.

Vet thinks she may have been kicked. I guess there is a major blood vessel that runs right there and it almost appears to be a hematoma on the xrays. But dont know for sure. There are no indications of pain as vet palpated leg. Its obviously sore though.

Rumor nipped me. She got slapped. Just because shes in pain is no excuse to make a chew toy out of me. She calmed down after my hand connected with her muzzle and then she was sedated.

Vet recommended 1 month of rest in a smalled turnout. So im bringing her home tomorrow to recoup. 1 gram bute morning and night, cold hosing and applying a liniment to her.

I dont think i could have had a better outcome.
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