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Small Cut Above Coronary Band Leads to Swelling, and More?

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        03-01-2013, 11:42 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by mls    
    Actually an abscess can travel the path of least resistance and come out anywhere in lower leg.

    OP - please do NOT give an antibiotic without a vet looking at it. The type of antibiotic will depend on what you are dealing with.

    Do NOT put DMSO on an open wound. DMSO is a transfer agent and any bacteria on the surface will be absorbed into the blood stream.

    Apuncture can come across as innocuous but be very dangerous indeed.
    Thanks for the info mls!!

    Gave the vet a call, and they are slammed with appointments, and emergency calls already today. Im going to clean it, cold hose it a bit, and then put something on it, and wrap it up until the vet is able to come out.
         
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        03-08-2013, 06:37 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Alright, so had the vet out the other day. Internet was out, which is why it took so long to update. Basically, they just gave him a tetanus shot, thanks to my lovely vets in NC who said they gave him one, turns out they didnt. But anyways, they gave him a tetanus shot, told me to soak it in epson salts everyday, put some healing ointment on it, and keep it wrapped.

    After the vet came, which was Monday, March 4th, he seemed to be doing great! Tuesday the swelling was at a minimum, and he was walking on it decently. Still favored it as he turned and what not, but a drastic improvement! Wednesday, again, still looked great, more swelling went down, and had even fewer lame steps. I go out on Thursday, and he was non-weight baring again. I just did the same thing as I had before, and just thought maybe he had knicked it on something. Nope, the puncture looks great, is healing very well, looks clean and nice....went out today, and same thing. Puncture is still healing well, but he is not weight barring on that leg!!!!

    His fetlock was slightly swollen today, and had a little bit of heat, but not too much. I will take a video of him walking when I go out tomorrow...but it looks a little like this....

    Especially, that very first step, literally, the first second of the video. But as this horse walks out of it a little bit, Rodeo does not. Could he have pulled a muscle,sprained, or strained something?
         
        03-08-2013, 06:41 PM
      #13
    Showing
    It is entirely possible that he tweaked a joint or something when he did it. I'd probably give it a few days and if there isn't pretty marked improvement, then I'd have the vet do a more thorough exam all the way up the leg...and probably have x-rays done of the injury itself.
         
        03-08-2013, 06:47 PM
      #14
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    It is entirely possible that he tweaked a joint or something when he did it. I'd probably give it a few days and if there isn't pretty marked improvement, then I'd have the vet do a more thorough exam all the way up the leg...and probably have x-rays done of the injury itself.

    Forgot to add....he doesnt fight with me anyway I maneuver his leg, I can bend any and every joint of his leg with no issues what so ever....but when I want him to straighten his leg straight back, he doesnt fight me, but I have to literally pull and hold it with a good bit of strength.

    Thanks for the reply though smrobs! I was kinda figuring the same thing, obviously was hoping not, lol, but
         
        03-08-2013, 07:11 PM
      #15
    Showing
    Well, FWIW, sometimes I'll get a catch in my hip or knee that will last for a few days. It normally happens after I get it pulled or bent in a way that doesn't normally happen and my "lameness" only becomes apparent when I try to bear weight LOL.
         
        03-08-2013, 07:15 PM
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    Well, FWIW, sometimes I'll get a catch in my hip or knee that will last for a few days. It normally happens after I get it pulled or bent in a way that doesn't normally happen and my "lameness" only becomes apparent when I try to bear weight LOL.

    Haha, I know how that is!! Im just hoping its nothing too serious and that he will overcome it in a few days....will see what the next few days do for him, and Ill take a video tomorrow. Im just completely dumbfounded by the entire situation! Lmao, I mean not even a full week out in the pasture, and he pulls this on me!
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