Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northern California
We have no idea how he got it. There are cows in the area, however they are nowhere near where the horses are turned out. We do know that it is not contagious. I touch his legs and touch other parts of him and other horses and so far he is the only one with it. (as a precaution I do not use his leg wraps on other horses, just to be safe) He will be starting Penicillin on Friday and hopefully that clears this up. This is the last of the bacteria, since his hind leg and most of his front leg are healed. There was a large solid mass (like the yellow one in the picture) on his hind leg when we were fighting with that and it is now gone and he actually has little scarring. Fingers crossed that this leg heals soon and that he can return to work. He is on and off lame right now so he has the rest of the month off in hopes that the down time, combined with the new meds, will help.
"Horses are the best medicine for the soul"