I got a phone call at work today, from the barn - and of course, when you get those phone calls, they can't be good. The news was, Nelson's lame. My heart sunk - oh my gosh.
The barn help noticed when they were turning all the horses out. They open the stall doors and the horses make a B-line from their stalls to the pasture - well, today, when they opened Nelson's door, he just stood there and didn't budge.
That's when they looked him over and voila - there was the cause. His hind right leg was extremely swollen.
So, I contacted my Vet and had her go out there *yes, while I was at work* and she took care of him for me. She believes he has a sprain. No sign of breakage or anything severe. No cuts, nothing of that sort.
So he is on stall rest until he shows significant improvement. He is on bute, banamine and getting poulticed every 12 hours *The poultice stays on for 12 hours*
Starting Monday, he will be getting Nitrofurazone wraps, twice a day for 1 hour each - and we'll go from there.