Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Northern Michigan
Just read through this thread - I'm now at the edge of my seat! I really, truly hope there's a proper diagnosis soon (I too, have a feeling it's a hoof issue) What a pity the Vet didn't have his machine! I really hope he didn't charge you for the inconvenient visit - I'd ask him to call the night before if he doesn't have it by the next one.... You've been doing such a good job and it's obvious how much you love him - I can't help but to think there's a better solution here somewhere. Oh how I wish you had a more reliable Vet nearby! But I can relate.... I'm in a very remote area, and the closest Vet is one I'd never have for an injury! He has a busy office in town, (99% cats and dogs) but has a reputation anytime he has a farm call with a horse injury he wants to put the horses down. I put aside any thoughts of 'loyalty' long ago to this Vet, and asked around... low and behold, I found one who is excellent/willing to come to my area/not trigger happy/has his DVM degree from MI State, and is nothing but an equine Vet. He spared me a great deal with his expertise when Star had a nasty stone bruise/abscess all last fall, and now she's 100% sound!! Ask around! Get some other opinions! It may be really worth it. Best of luck and prayers :)
** MI State University is recognized for it's highly reputable veterinary hospital
Last edited by Northernstar; 01-18-2014 at 07:01 PM.