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.