04-19-2013, 09:48 PM
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It is strange that he is not lame.
We have found DMSO works very well for things like this. Never put it over a liniment. Be sure to scrub it briskly with soap and water and rinse it thoroughly before switching from anything to DMSO. If your Vet will mix Dexamethasone and liquid furacin with DMSO and put it in a dauber bottle, you will have the perfect solution and can put it one the knee. Two or three times a day is better than once, but anything amount beats anything else you can do for it.
If he were mine, I would also put a pressure wrap on it, but knees are tricky to keep wrapped and to wrap one where the bandage slips is worse than not wrapping it at all. [Bubble Wrap works really well under a wrap.] You put the DMSO mixture on it, cover it will a little padding, use an ACE bandage putting the bubble wrap in-between layers, finish wrapping it and re-do it once a day.
This same routine works very well for bogged hocks, too. They are just about the same thing only on the hind leg.