A couple weeks ago my horse Poe went to the vet because for a month he had been off and on with lameness. To the naked eye there was no signs that showed why he was lame. There was no heat or swelling. When we took him to the vet they did full body bone scans and found that his neck, sacroilliac joint, his hocks and the left foot was very dark on the bone scan. So, we started to treat him. His neck was injected 6 times with iwrap (I think that's how its spelt). His sacroilliac joint and hocks were treated with electropulse theraphy. Then after all that we had to decide how to treat the foot. So we wanted to get a better look at it so we paid to get and MRI done on both feet. When we did that we found a huge bubble on his left foot. The vet had never seen a bubble show up like that so they sent us all home after they injected the joint with iwrap to decrease the bone swelling that was caused by this bubble. A couple days later the vet called and said that he wanted to talk to the farrier about the foot and to see what he thinks. So, when farrier came out he decided that he needed to remove that part of the hoof wall because what was going on was a fungus was growing under the hoof wall and seperating it from the rest of the foor.
It has been two days since it has been removed and he is on hand walking only. And I feel bad for making him walk because I can tell that he is in a lot of pain.
This has been a very painful experience for not only my horse but me. Poe is my bestfriend and I hate to see him go through all of this. He went from showing 3'6" to just sitting in a stall all day and it just sucks to see him become depressed from not being able to go out like the other horses.
Has anyone ever gone through this and how can I make it so he feels like he is still loved while he can't really get out and be a horse?