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    05-27-2010, 01:30 AM
  #31
Foal
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Originally Posted by ilovestitch    
I have dealt with hematomas before. There is no heat what so ever in his shoulders, hematomas usually present with heat.


Here is a picture of the swelling from behind to compare.
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You know what...that was somebody else's reply about the hematoma. I was trying to reply to your post but replied to theirs on accident. I have trouble posting from my "crackberry." You are correct, hematoma is definitely ruled out!! There is no fluid or heat. Just a hard swollen muscle mass. I see your pictures...they look very similar to our "lump". Please keep me updated what the vet says on Friday. I had my vets diagnosis posted in a prior post if you have not seen it. I am very curious what they say in your geldings case!
     
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    05-31-2010, 04:53 PM
  #32
Weanling
Well my write p from my apt says:
Swelling at dorsal aspect of right shoulder. Diffuse swelling of dorsal aspect of infraspinatus muscle. Painful to deep palpation of muscle belly. Consistent with muscle strain.

Well my vet said we will try this route first and see what becomes of it....
Bute for 5 days with cold soaking 2x daily for 7-10 days. If not better then he recommends an ultrasound.

Ug. I hope we figure this out sooner rather then later. It has been 2 solid days of the bute and cold soaking with maybe a bit of improvement (but maybe I am just being too hopeful I don't know)
     
    05-31-2010, 09:54 PM
  #33
Yearling
I think your horses would probably benefit from some therapeutic massage, chiropractic work and maybe acupuncture. There is something going on here under the tissues you can't see- I think a chiro would be a good place to start.
     
    05-31-2010, 10:14 PM
  #34
Weanling
He already has had the chiro out.
     
    06-01-2010, 03:14 AM
  #35
Foal
Yes you do have a odd problem. If there is not any fluid in it or heat, then maybe it is the remainder of a hemotoma which will have the remains of dried blood in it and it takes quite a while for that to disolve. I would still stick with hoseing him as often as possible and with the most force of water that you can use--like a adjustable nozzle that sprays different pressures because this will make the new blood go to the area and with good circulation, the body will dissolve this on its own. The DMSO/Cort sure wont hurt anything or maybe even Bengay just so that the body will put more circulation there. If you use the DMSO--try not to get it on yourself, only because you will immediatey have a strong taste of garlic in your mouth for quite a while and if you get lot on your skin, you will also have the garlic smell coming from your body. Good luck
     
    06-03-2010, 12:22 AM
  #36
Foal
Diagnosis

Quote:
Originally Posted by ilovestitch    
Well my write p from my apt says:
Swelling at dorsal aspect of right shoulder. Diffuse swelling of dorsal aspect of infraspinatus muscle. Painful to deep palpation of muscle belly. Consistent with muscle strain.

Well my vet said we will try this route first and see what becomes of it....
Bute for 5 days with cold soaking 2x daily for 7-10 days. If not better then he recommends an ultrasound.

Ug. I hope we figure this out sooner rather then later. It has been 2 solid days of the bute and cold soaking with maybe a bit of improvement (but maybe I am just being too hopeful I don't know)
Hi again, well sounds like the same diagnosis and treatment, however the bute and cold therapy didn't do anything for my boy. Its been about a month and the swelling is still there. But on the bright side, my vet said to ride him since he is completely sound. I have been working him again with some saddle modifications so that that area of the soulder is not being rubbed. We even trailered him for about 6 hours and I rode all weekend long and he is still sound with absolutely zero change in the sweling.
The ultra sound only cost me $50 at my vet clinic, of course in addition to the exam fee. Well, definitely keep in touch and let me know his progress and I will do the same. Just wondering, is your boy sound as well? Did the vet do a lameness check to see if he favors that side? Also, how old is your gelding? I will send you a private message with my email.
     
    10-17-2013, 11:42 PM
  #37
Foal
My daughters horse has the same symptoms. How did yours end up healing?
     

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