Originally Posted by Almond Joy
Oh my goodness! I'm so so sorry!!!!! What happened with her?
At least you still have your other horse(s) right?!?!?!!
She went lame a few months ago, vet tentatively diagnosed OCD but didn't want to do xrays without giving her a chance to come good first. Treated with joint injections which did help briefly and box rest. Horse went utterly stir-crazy and had to be put back in the pasture, was ok for a time, but recently went lame again.
I'm already in debt from all her vet fees and while I can go so far as xrays and ultrasound for a definite diagnosis, I cannot afford the $2500 per joint it will cost to have surgery done if the vet is right. If the vet is WRONG, it's juvenile arthritis, and totally unfixable. So basically, ****ed if I do, ****ed if I don't.
Nothing has been done re euthing her yet, because it's a logistical nightmare where I live to dispose of the body [local law states it is illegal to bury a carcass and this time of year it would be total idiocy to burn one; cremating at the special crematorium costs $1600] so I have to figure out how to do that before I can put her out of her pain. But I do still have Monty, so I won't be totally horseless. It just hurts. Magic's stolen my heart and in the past five months we've both grown and learned and healed each other more than I thought possible..