After checking his legs we found nothing wrong there, but a nice little gash right on the muscular area on the side of the shoulder area.
We cleaned it out, put swat mixed with antibacterial paste on there, gave him bute and left him for the night.
The next day he seemed fine, a little swelling on the shoulder and some heat right over the area, but no limp. I took him for a little walk (100 yards) to let him eat some grass and put him back. I was absolutely planning on giving him the week off.
Next day (yesterday) he wouldn't move and was dragging his front leg when we made him walk, like he couldn't lift up his shoulder enough to lift up the leg. Swelling and heat were still there, so we cleaned the wound again (very little puss, hardly any), gave him bute and his dinner (he's eating just fine).
This morning the lady that gives him his breakfast called to let me know there was no improvement, the bute had not made a difference. I had some more ready, so she gave it to him and advised me to call the vet.
I called and we have an appointment for Monday morning.
Does anyone know of anything to make him more comfortable.
People have suggested liniment (not sure of spelling), icing it, keeping it warm, lots of things.
I will try them all, but has anyone had succes with anything specific?
I'm really hoping for just serious bruising and no dislocated shoulder or broken bones.