Originally Posted by Back2Horseback
Sky, what caused his original injury? I apologize for not knowing but it occurred before I joined the forum thus I never read about it at the time (and am getting ready for work so don't have much time right now to research back @ the moment). It would make sense if it was becoming edematous ("stocked up"?) from time to time during a lengthy healing process I would assume, even if it was a relatively minor injury initially, but to reopen sounds odd, UNLESS, was it an abscess?
Again, apologies for asking for total retelling (edit: posted comment mid-sentence, darn SMART PHONE!) but if you like you could direct me to the title of the original post and I can read through tonight @ work (hopefully!) & maybe be able to offer some "novice-rider" opinion! Sometimes we "returnees" think of the less sensible stuff which the super-experts think wouldn't be the case...just a possibility? I feel for you being away from him and having to manage stuff like ths via telephone and photos!
Hoping I can help out! :0)
It got sliced open by barbed wire apparently. I wasn't there but I was present the day after. It happened back in December 2010 and he got stitches but ripped them out and was in a pen for "stall rest" (which I see now was a huge mistake.. should have been in a stall the entire time with handwalking)
But it was fine all through the summer and winter of 2011.. when it started acting up was winter 2011, when he was in the paddock with no turn out and in mud. It irritated it. He hasn't taken on lame step.
Really need help :( I don't have that much experience with injuries