At the end of October I noticed bumps on Starlites hind legs (both of them) - under hock/on top of cannon bone. There was no heat for the first few days, but then they felt warm. November 7th I brought her to the vet where he watched me lunge her, held up each leg for a minute and sent her off trotting and did an ultrasound. He said she had either a 'torn extensor tendon' or a 'torn extensor tendon sheath' - I can't remember which, but there are ultrasound pictures I'll post so I'm hoping some will be able to tell.
He told me she needed two months off, turnout in a small area so as to not encourage her to run around, stay out of deep footing and rub a topical cream (Surpass) on the bumps for a few weeks. So I did all that, turned her out in the round pen (about 50ft) during the day & she came in at night, she also stayed in when it was wet (deep mud). Two months later and she is not healed, there are still bumps (which I'm told may not go away) and still some heat. The bumps are smaller but still...there's heat. I am already in contact with a different vet and planning on getting more ultrasounds but was hoping for any opinions in the meantime. I'm slightly flipping out!
Bump on legs:
Any info/opinions/experiences will be appreciated!