Something is wrong with my horse.... - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Something is wrong with my horse....

This is a discussion on Something is wrong with my horse.... within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-24-2009, 10:47 AM
Thank you for everyone's thoughts. So the truth is we don't know what caused this. She had pulled a shoe weeks back and the farrier reset it, and apoxyed her hoof because a chunk of it came off with the shoe. At this point there was nothing wrong. But yesterday she was bleeding around the band and was favoring that foot. The vet shaved back the hair and there was a long wound that had busted open right along the band. The vet suspected and abscess that had blown out at the top of the band and drained. So he took some x-rays and found nothing. No evidence of an abscess. So he removed the shoe and took a look, some more x-rays...nothing. So it could have been that her turnout buddy struck her, she scraped it on something, who knows? So we packed and wrapped her hoof up to her pastern, which I have to do every other day. She is on antibiotics and stall rest (no turnout, no walking around the barn, nothing) for at least a week. All in all she might be a few weeks out of any riding, but hopefully after the first week she will be healing well and the pain will have gone away. It is very painful for her right now. So the vet said it's a day to day thing since we don't know what caused it we just have to watch it and her and make changes to our schedule accordingly.

On a good note, when I walked out to her stall at the vet's office she gave me a huge neigh when she saw me! Made me feel so good.
Sponsored Links
    07-24-2009, 10:55 AM
That's good that she doesn't seem to be getting any worse. I am sure that she will recover just fine. I still think it may be an abcess and maybe all of it came out when it busted. XXX crossing fingers and toes. At least she is feeling good. Please keep us updated on how your girl is doing.
    07-24-2009, 12:51 PM
Yeah, it very well could have been, although the vet said that the x-rays usually reveal some sign of an abscess and they did not. Either way she has that icthomol stuff on the bottom of her foot and a betadine type solution on the wound so her foot looks like a big club foot with duct tape all over it. Haha.
    07-24-2009, 02:42 PM
Normally when an abscess bursts the pain dissipates. However, it is always possible that there is a second abscess, if the problem is indeed an abscess. Since the pain persists I would have to go with the possibility of an injury. :( XX he is better soon.
    07-24-2009, 03:45 PM
My trainer said that she almost bowled her over getting back to her stall last night and that she is doing pretty good thing morning. Hopefully the pain will have subsided by the time I need to wrap her foot tomorrow because she was heavily sedated last night and still managed to flail at the vet's head when he touched the wound with the gauze pad. I might have to wear my helmet. :)

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What am I doing wrong??? sandy2u1 Horse Health 21 05-02-2009 01:59 PM
Something wrong? zurmdahl Horse Health 7 03-22-2009 10:15 PM
Is there anything wrong with this horse? Equuestriaan Horse Riding Critique 50 12-14-2008 07:14 PM
I was wrong Kentucky General Off Topic Discussion 21 09-24-2008 01:26 AM
The RIGHT horse came at the WRONG time. AngelGurl Horse Riding Critique 11 05-07-2008 03:53 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0