Last week Thursday, my trainer decided to pull the girth to tight on a horse. Only reason I have a trainer is because this horse has been bucking lately and my back just can't handle it. Anyways, with the girth to tight the horse flipped out. Started bucking and running, destroyed a chair, some fencing before running across the street. She fell on her front knee before skidding across the street. She immediatly got up and started to buck again into the woods before running back into the barn.
The trainer insisted to let it go, she will be fine. I treated her wounds anyways, just who I am. I stayed at the barn until about 11, she was acting fine. The next morning I was back at 8am and she just turned for the worse.
She walked sideways, shaking from pain. Her knee is severly swollen and she has some proud flesh. We called the vet in, got her on antiobotic SMZ for a week and bute to help with pain. She had cold hose soaks twice a day and on stall rest.
Now it has been a week and she is still swollen. Very lame and we have been trying to get her to flex her knee which she does but with resistance. We have a concern about her muscles in her knee.
Just wondering if anyone else has any suggestions to try??
I was mentioned this morning to look into joint capsule infection :(. I do have pics but no clue to be honest if they should be posted being so graphic and also no idea how!!
Thank you in advance.
PS, I did mention to the trainer the next day what had set the horse off. She had indentation marks from the girth. She said unlikely and it was probally a bee sting. I am still trying to make sense on how a bee sting can cause two vertical lines on a horse resembling girth lines... needless to say she is not coming back