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        07-01-2008, 12:44 PM
      #11
    Showing
    She isn't sore on it? Then I would wait and give her a few days to see if it improves.

    COLD HOSE It LOTS. Twice a day cold hose it for a good 20 mins. You said there was a bit of a laceration at close proximity, so chances are it seems to me she probably got kicked by another horse, maybe slipped and landed on something? Got stung by a bug? Who knows! These silly horses do things that are beyond are understanding.
         
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        07-01-2008, 02:34 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Thanks for your advice everyone! Hosing is a great idea. I've done some icing, and I've been appling this 'cooling' stuff (it's a vitaflex product), and I have hosed it a few times but not that much.

    And thanks for the encouragment barefoothooves!! Your guy looks great !! He looks like a beautiful appy too! I'm glad he decided to pull through and live!!

    I hope it is just a minor injury...but, yes, arthritis is lingering in my mind. I am going to see what the vet has to say, and I will most likely start her on a joint supplement of some kind (I was actually already going to). I have a pending vet appointment (they are trying to schedule me in as of right now).

    I'll keep you posted!
         
        07-01-2008, 03:47 PM
      #13
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by Feathers
    Thanks for your advice everyone! Hosing is a great idea. I've done some icing, and I've been appling this 'cooling' stuff (it's a vitaflex product), and I have hosed it a few times but not that much.

    And thanks for the encouragment barefoothooves!! Your guy looks great !! He looks like a beautiful appy too! I'm glad he decided to pull through and live!!

    I hope it is just a minor injury...but, yes, arthritis is lingering in my mind. I am going to see what the vet has to say, and I will most likely start her on a joint supplement of some kind (I was actually already going to). I have a pending vet appointment (they are trying to schedule me in as of right now).

    I'll keep you posted!
    How old is your pony? Isn't she quite young for arthritis?
         
        07-01-2008, 08:39 PM
      #14
    Foal



    I took this short video yestereday. My sister just rode her around for a short time. I thought she was walking a bit funny. I know this video is very shaky and blah...but if you do notice anything weird in her movement, please point it out.

    M2G, hehe, she's 23 years old.

    I'll try and get a better one today or so.
         
        07-01-2008, 08:45 PM
      #15
    Showing
    She looks fantastic! She is stunning! Great video, I love videos! I really hope her injury is just a minor one and figures itself out quickly.
         
        07-02-2008, 07:10 PM
      #16
    Foal
    Thanks M2G!

    The vet came today and the problem seems to be an allergic reaction to flies.

    Her other back hock started to swell today...same problem.

    I'm glad it's not arthritis. Needless to say, she is on more than one type of medication for awhile now. Hopefully, things will start to get better now!
         
        07-02-2008, 09:56 PM
      #17
    Trained
    Glad you got it figured out. I wouldn't have guessed it, but it makes sense since the flies are around the cut. But why on the other foot now too? Maybe the flies are just hanging around the general vicinity.
         
        07-02-2008, 10:06 PM
      #18
    Showing
    Glad to hear that's what it was and not something else more serious.
         
        07-03-2008, 08:36 AM
      #19
    Weanling
    Hmmm, could you take an old tube sock and cut the closed toe off and snip a triangle out and slip it over her hocks (the triangle is where the point of her hock would poke out, to keep it from being too tight) and soak the crap out of it with fly repellent? Or are her legs too big?

    Used that once to medicat a skinned hock-horse kept knocking the hide off his hocks when he layed down and I just kept socks on him during the show season. LOL Looked raggety, but worked well.
         
        07-05-2008, 09:25 PM
      #20
    Foal
    That's a good idea barefoothooves!

    I will have to try that. I just need to find an extra large sock.

    After a few days on meds, her legs are already just about normal, if not normal. The swelling looks to be gone.

    She's not too happy with the meds in her food but, that's tough luck I suppose.

    Thanks for your support everone!!
         

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