09-02-2010, 11:29 PM
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Well there was swelling and it went down and he still has the limp, he bends and moves the leg fine but it's when weight is applied on a hard surface, as opposed to where the round bale is, and it's mushier. He seemed in alot of pain the first few days when swelling was up, but then he got better and seemed to barely have a limp and then I think he did it again because this time there was a 'rope burn' on his pastern and he was limping in the same leg again. :( The 'rope burn' is healed and pretty much gone now but again, he's still limping, but has no problem still getting frisky in the pasture, ie; rolling, bucking, trotting, a little canter. I didn't know about the first time he got injured if it was the fence for sure, he has been leaning over the fence to graze on the otherside, even though he has 2.5 acres of good grass. It's a bad habit he formed with my mom haha but he would put his hook on the fence to pull it down so he can lean over it. So first we raised the fence, making it about 6 inches off the ground and he still figures out a way to lean over! But I thought for the most part, he wouldn't get his leg in the fence anymore, but he's limping again! So I went through the field and filled in any little bumps and hills I could with sand and dirt. However, I'm not satisfied that's what making him limp because those hills and bumps have been there all year and he galloped around that pasture like crazy without slipping once. I think he is still getting it in the fence so I'm putting a strand of electric to be safe, and it'll help break his bad habits, which another I failed to mention is he is itchy right now, dry skin I think, and he rubs his butt and body on the fence, even my mini has picked up on the habit.
Anyways, getting off subject and I wanna get this up in case someone else posts before me lol But He is limping still and I used up all my normal Absorbine Liniment and it seemed to help but not last long, so I didn't know if anyone had any ideas on a better one. Also a friend suggested Poultice as well and I wasn't sure if that would help him either, Any thoughts?