Swollen cannon ( I think that is the name)
Ok so long story short ( as I hyperventalate again) The spot between the knee and fetlock on the inside of his front left leg is swollen along with his knee. I called the vet and they said to cold soak, give bute and wrap both legs. My vet is coming out tomorrow to doo either an ultra sound or x-rays. The pastures are glare ice and he was limping while on the hard stuff but walks fine on soft stuff!! It is not a bowed tendon, my barn owner/trainer looked at it, and wrapped it for me because I have never wrapped a leg before. I am so worried!!!
And I feel awful because when I pulled him in and he was fine on the soft ground I first just assumed he was ouchy from the hard ground. So I took him to the arena and lunged him. On the first side (going to the right he was fine at all gaits, then I switched to the left and I could tell he was off at the trot so I asked him to canter and that is when I knew something was wrong!! So I took him back in the barn and with 3 of us looking and feeling around I finnally saw it!!(or felt it more like) Did I do more damage lungeing him? I feel like the most awful mom!!! Is this just a sprain? How long do you think he will be out of work? Is this going to cost me my house in vet bills?
The place I keep him at has no stalls so he has to be kept outside, should I move him because the place is just not set up to take care of my baby?
UGH!!!! Sorry so long.. cookies to all that have read this!!!
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