Gem is off on her left hind. I don't exactly know when it started. She vetted in fine after the race last weekend and travelled well. Checked on her monday and she was fine. Then I got terribly ill and only left my house to go to the ER from Tuesday night after work to sat morning. I finally made it back to the barn sunday morning and she was definitely off to the left hind. I couldn't find any swelling or heat and the hoof itself was fine. Gave her some banamine and told the barn manager's daughter to keep her in today, but some miscommunication must have happened because when I went out to the barn after work to see if she was any better, she was outside. Once the smoke cleared from my head exploding, I pulled her in and she was still off, but was putting about 50% more weight to the left hind. I flexed, palpated, and poked everywhere around the hoof and hock and got no response. Then I made my way to her hip joint and she got very angry very fast. When I walked her out she was stiff to the left hind and when I asked her to turn to the right she swung the left hip out in a wierd rounded motion.
Ok, long story, but does anyone have any information on hip pain? There is so much out there on hocks and stifles and frogs etc..I gave her a dose of Firocoxib and she WILL be on stall rest tomorrow. I will be calling the vet in the morning and having them out, but am now worried and just looking for any information I can get in the meantime. Poor Gem :(