Yearlying with broken ribs??
I have a pretty filly who turned one here in May. Well I am still confused what happened and why, but I have a good idea. I believe she just got a direct kick from my other mare. Though my mare, Sierra, and Luna, yearling, get along great! Sierra is only 14hands tall and Luna I almost that. My question is, "what do you do, and what can you do when you are sure there are broken ribs?" As far as I know there is nothing but time, I feel bad about this b/c I can feel and see a bump what can only be bone. It is where the girth will eventually go and I am wondering if a vet could help or not. I don't want to spend money to have someone just come tell me its broken and there is nothing you can do. I already know this. Im wondering if there is some advice and wisdom for me to make a decision. It has been almost 5 weeks now. Swelling is now all gone, I have kept her quite, and cold hosed it regularly, along with many different kinds of circulation helpers, like DMSO etc. I gave her bute the first couple days to help with the pain. She is eating great and is moving normal again. Has anyone dealt with horses with broken ribs? And how do I handle this? Is there something that should be done. Thanks for reading