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    11-12-2012, 04:46 PM
Vibes for Indie?

Got to the barn, and her leg was much worse than I had assumed it was. It was huge and she didn't want to walk at all. She limped horribly (as in like zero weight on the leg and basically was throwing herself forward) and obviously was in pain. Her nostrils were flaring and she definitely wasn't relaxed. I ended up breaking down just leading her to the hose, I know that injuries are just a part of ownership.. but I hated to see her like that.

I cold hosed the leg for about half an hour, and got my mom to call the farrier since my instructor was busy (and I felt like my farrier might be of more help). Once she limped back to the cross ties, he arrived and sweated and wrapped it for me.

He put some DMSO on it, and she stood still like a champ. If anything, I'm really happy with how she coped with it. She got a nice apple afterwards. Once her leg was all wrapped up, we hobbled to her stall. I cleaned it out and loaded it with straw.

My instructor is giving her some bute for supper and she's going to cold hose the leg and re-wrap it for us in the morning. She'll likely turn Indie out in the smaller pasture with the donkey, although I doubt Indie will move around at all.

So, vibes please that Indie starts feeling better? I'm just hoping it was an accident and nothing too serious.
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    11-12-2012, 04:51 PM
Green Broke
Ok, did I miss something? What happened? You knew she was hurt before you got there??
    11-12-2012, 04:52 PM
Has a vet seen her?
    11-12-2012, 04:57 PM
My mom had gotten a text message this morning saying that her hind right leg was sore, but it's definitely more than sore. I had figured she was just a little stiff or something, but no, it's much worse than I had thought. If I had known that her leg was that bad, I'd have made my mom bring me up way earlier.

Both my farrier and instructor said to give her the night, and then my farrier is going to come back down tomorrow night to see her again and we're going to go from there. If it's not better, I'm definitely getting my dad to call up the vet. I'm really praying that she just slipped in the pasture or something.
    11-12-2012, 04:59 PM
Green Broke
Where is she swollen? Could it be an absess??
    11-12-2012, 05:01 PM
It's basically her whole leg. The farrier said it doesn't seem to be anything to do with the foot, not from what he could tell. (she wasn't being overly co-operative at times)

Her hock is the most swollen but it goes from her fetlock to the hock. It got a little bit better after I cold hosed it, but not much. He said that there should be a decrease in swelling by morning though, so I hope he's right.
    11-12-2012, 05:14 PM
Umm, quit playing with your horses health and get a vet out. The farrier is not a vet, the instructor is not a vet. They could be doing more harm than good by wrapping a leg not knowing what is wrong, or wrapping it wrong.
Maybe she has a fracture in her leg, maybe its something minor maybe major but I can never understand why horse owners let the farrier and instructor or barn manager or neighbor or whomever diagnose or not diagnose an injury and treat it. If your horse is almost on three legs, a vet needs to be called NOW>
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    11-12-2012, 05:25 PM
I know you don't mean to sound offensive, and I know you're just trying to give good advice. (which I appreciate) But, it's my dad who controls the bank and trust me, if nothing is better by tomorrow.. I'm going to be calling the vet. However, in the end, it's really his say even if I don't like it. Trust me, if I had a job, I'd have called the vet. If worst comes to worst tomorrow, the vet will be called. The advice of my farrier and instructor was the best I could do for today. Just the way you said it makes it seem like I really don't care about her health, when she's easily one of the most important things in my life right now. :(
    11-12-2012, 05:26 PM
Plus it doesn't help that my mom and dad both rely on my instructor's opinion for most things. I just told my mom that if her leg isn't better by tomorrow, I want to call a vet.. and all she said was, "if Laura said we need a vet, we'll get one but until then, probably not." :(
    11-12-2012, 05:29 PM
I didn't mean to sound like you didn't care. But, if a horse is 3 legged and can't walk, it is probably a serious injury. I just hate to read when farriers and instructors and well meaning neighbors try to treat an injury they know nothing about.
I hope your dad will let a vet come and see your horse, it sounds like she needs one now.Letting people treat an injury can cause lots more harm than good and it can be less expensive to have the vet treat the horse and not undo problems caused by others helping. I hope things work out for you.

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