Ricky's been back from the trainers, and whilst at the trainers he slipped when galloping to the gate to be brought in. My trainer gave him Butalone and put some RapiGel on it and all seem well for about 2 days.
When we brought him home on Saturday, we gave him 2 satchels of Bute, and on Sunday morning he got another 2.
He didn't get any today, but I smothered his hind leg in RapiGel.
Oh, I should explain where he is lame.
On his near side hind leg. In the muscle above the hock. Not too sure what its called. Its the part of the leg thats above the hock. Mental block, totally forget what the bone above it is called.
He is not dragged his hoof, but he has limited action in it, and that tells me its sore. He lets me touch it and rub it, so its not too tender. A little bit of heat in it, but the RapiGel and Bute has helped that.
I wanted him to lunge him at a walk, but he played up persistently. It was hard to judge it, but I finally got him to walk a circle in both directions without chucking a spaz.
Am I treating this right?
What else can I do?
Is it safe to rug him or will the rug's leg strap rub him and potentially cause more damage?
What kind of injury do you think it is? I think its to do with his muscle.
Would pictures and a video help you give me some advice?
Thank you so much.