Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck
HA! I know of few of the hypochonriacs! They can find something wrong with every step a horse takes. I also have to see something consistent before worrying about lameness. If there's no heat or swelling, I just give my horse a day off before visiting the panic train.
Yep, know a few of them as well!!
I am not one to rush out and get the vet at the first sign of lameness, heat, or minor swelling. I'll cold hose, bute and observe initially, but if things aren't looking better in a couple of days I'll consult the vet.
Though when Hugo did his suspensory a couple of weeks ago, feeling heat radiating out the back of his tendon, seeing him hopping on 3 legs, and the rather 'enthusiastic' reaction I got upon flexing the leg and squeezing lightly at the back of the tendon... I had the vet out very quickly!