Originally Posted by Kayty
Agree with loosie.
I've let him stand out in the paddock - he'll be much happier. It's probably just bruising if he's not accutely lame or swollen.
I wouldn't provide pain killers though - often if you numb down the pain they will think they're better and go running around to injure themselves further.
thanks Kayty & loosie...he was in waay too much pain not to medicate..nares flaring, breathing rough, wasn't totally sure at first if he had a fracture, got him grazing & moving near the barn at 1st until the banamine started working, that 1st night was a tough 1, day 2 better, today we just took a "dog" walk around the property, hosed him off to cool down due to excessive heat outside & he actually rolled after ;)). He is still limping but waay better, and he is standing more square. He is my been there, done that, willing to do what ever you want boy..so it was a biig scare...thanks again!