Originally Posted by redneckprincess70
No hot areas in the knee. Some minor swelling. The vet is injecting the front of the joint, upper and lower. He hasn't drawn any fluid out either.
The second set of shots he gave her where a very strong steroid, sorry, the name eludes me at the moment.
Is it possible she has a abcess in the hoof causing the limp?
hmm, im not sure what he put in there.
Also the fluid doesnt have to be drawn out. When you put the needle in, if it is in the joint the fluid should come into the hub, and if there is a lot it will come out on its own, if there isnt a little bit of pushing around the area will being out some fluid. If you can't get any fliud at all, that means the joint is dry.
ETA: he could have an absess, but without seeing the foot or anything its hard to tell, especially knowing he has a knee bad enough to need injecting