liniment vs cold hosing vs...something else?
What's your favorite?
Basically, as some of you know, Lacey injured her suspensory and is now retired. However, said suspensory is still what I would think of as an "acute" injury and if I don't cold hose it for 10 minutes every night before putting her to bed, she goes from being lame to incredibly lame just from the amount of swelling there is.
SO, I've been doing that. And I love it. However, with as stupidly busy as I am, I really don't have ten minutes to hang out and hose her leg every night for the next forever (not to mention that we're losing daylight fast and soon I'll be hosing in the dark).
I'm thinking a more ideal solution would be if I could just slap something on her pastern and do what I needed to do (other benefit to that is that I could do it more than once a day and perhaps cause even more healing) around the barn, then remove something or whatever after a set amount of time...
So, for a suspensory injury, would some kind of cooling liniment be a good option?
Or, I read about vetwrapping a bag of frozen peas to the area and leaving it for 10-20 minutes then removing it... Has any one tried that?
The whole time that I'd be working in the barn, I would literally be 15ft away MAX so I'm not too worried about leaving her with something attached to her for a little while.
[the goal here is not 100% high level healing, btw, the goal is pain-free living. If I had the means and Lacey had the youth, we'd be going all out, but at this point, the goal is just making her comfy so she can heal as best she can]
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding
Rest peacefully, Lacey.