Believe me everyone, I am just as frustrated as you are. Unfortunately, my parents couldn't care less if my horses ran off. Well, my dad might, but that's a whole other thread/topic/forum.
As is, I have read this and have made up my mind that I will scrap for some extra cash, any I can find, and I WILL have the vet called. I care too much about my horses, and this seems too severe to just deal with.
We have dealt with abscesses before, and it's definitely not that. There is heat in the stifle area, and you can tell that's what is ouchy.
I'm praying to everything that it's just a minor strain. Until we get a prognosis, he will be on bute, ice, and stall rest.
He seems to move/feel better when I take him out on the soft grass and walk him. Does this mean I should still keep him on stall rest, or ...? Is this a good sign?
As for pictures, it really looks like a normal stifle. Compared to the other side and my other two horses, I don't see much change.
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