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post #81 of 106 Old 01-10-2010, 10:39 AM
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MIE...
Poor Nelson...It is good to read there is some improvements. I am sure he is happy to be able to have a hand walk ... better than nothing.
I hope the Vet will give a good report tomorrow...
Hugs for Mom and Nelson...
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post #82 of 106 Old 01-10-2010, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks HalfPass and Vidalco!

I know Nelson is very happy to get out of his stall, and I know he really needs to beable to move about and stretch....the issue is, when he see's all his buddies out in the pasture, he starts to get into a fuss.

He stares at them nonstop when we are outdoors, and he'll call for them. Then, when he does get put into his stall - he screams and screams and screams. Poor guy, he definitely is NOT a stall horse.

When all his buddies are inside with him, he's quiet as a mouse and is relaxed and calm, but when he's left inside while the majority are out, he is not a happy camper.

:( :(

So I hope he'll be able to be on turn out soon, if not for the whole day and out in the large pasture, I hope it will be partial day and in a paddock.

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post #83 of 106 Old 01-12-2010, 11:32 AM
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How is Nelson???
Did you say the vet was going to check him on Monday???
I hope he is doing well.
Tiny can get the same way if he is left by himself...
Seperation anxiety!
It totally stresses me out when he gets that way.
Sending you and Nelson ~(hugs)~
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post #84 of 106 Old 01-12-2010, 11:39 AM
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How is Nelson now?
Hope he is feeling a bit better
Phoebe is so not a stall horse either I think if she had any bad damage in her leg that would mean she would have to be on box rest for a long time I don't know what I would do with her because she box walks and gets anxious.

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post #85 of 106 Old 01-12-2010, 12:56 PM
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Thanks HalfPass and Vidalco!

I know Nelson is very happy to get out of his stall, and I know he really needs to beable to move about and stretch....the issue is, when he see's all his buddies out in the pasture, he starts to get into a fuss.

He stares at them nonstop when we are outdoors, and he'll call for them. Then, when he does get put into his stall - he screams and screams and screams. Poor guy, he definitely is NOT a stall horse.

When all his buddies are inside with him, he's quiet as a mouse and is relaxed and calm, but when he's left inside while the majority are out, he is not a happy camper.

:( :(

So I hope he'll be able to be on turn out soon, if not for the whole day and out in the large pasture, I hope it will be partial day and in a paddock.
Poor guy! I've had to have Sandie on stall rest before and she does the SAME thing! It's so sad, I hate it!! Hope Nelson gets some turn out soon!!

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Sorry for not keeping you guys posted!

Yes, my Vet came out yesterday.

She was very impressed with how quickly Nelson is healing. She expected to see worse, but was quite surprised to see where he is now.

He has even been given the ok to be turned out in a small paddock for 1 hour a day.

She watched him walk, and was very impressed with his stride. No signs of lameness at all at the walk. His hind foot surpasses where his front landed. But at the trot, definate signs of ouchiness.

So he is on the same regime of ointments, but he is off of the Penicillian IM injections and on Tucoprim orally. Still on bute, but it is 1 gram once a day.

So taking it one day at a time. She will come back out again next Monday.

Keeping fingers crossed!

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MIE -- I missed this thread somehow -- sorry to not have posted, but very glad to hear that Nelson will be OK! :) :)

I really appreciate the info posted on this thread. Having read the write up on cellulitis link provided, it is certainly something that can easily happen. Bacteria from a small, read TINY, scrape is soooo easy to have happen. Especially at my house I'm sure. I have learned something I think is very important -- what to watch for and how to care for it.

Good luck with him. I don't see why he couldn't go on full-turnout alone if you could keep the joint wrapped somehow, though I haven't the foggiest how you could keep a hock wrapped. I'm sure the movement will help him.
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MIE -- I missed this thread somehow -- sorry to not have posted, but very glad to hear that Nelson will be OK! :) :)
It's ok! No worries :) But I am glad you found it!

Unfortunately, the hock is really tough to wrap, and should only be done by someone who is very experienced on the matter. He's only allowed out for an hour a day, and he has to be watced so that he doesn't go bonkers and re-injurs it.

So the BO and I are hesitant on allowing him to be out. So for now, I'm hand walking him in the indoor arena for an hour when I get out of work in the evening.

Did you see the pictures?

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MIE...
Glad the vet sees such good improvements with Nelson...
He is so fortunate to have a good Mommy like yourself...
~(nelson)~
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post #90 of 106 Old 01-13-2010, 11:28 AM
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yay nelson !
Have you tried a spider wrap on his hock ?

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