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post #61 of 74 Old 10-08-2013, 07:27 AM
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At least you now know what's going on! Abscesses aren't terrible to deal with compared to all the bigger issues that horses can come up with
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post #62 of 74 Old 10-08-2013, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Tell me about it! There was definitely a part of me thinking that. I went to check on Barnabus today, and my BO said he was moving pretty well - not nearly as lame as yesterday. His foot got soaked again anyway. The vet's coming out tomorrow to look at one of the other horses at the farm, and depending on how Barnabus looks tomorrow morning, my BO may have her go ahead and take a look at his foot too. I've a good relationship with my BO and rely on her experience for lots of stuff, so I told her whatever she thought best for Barnabus since I can't be there during the day to assess. I'll check on him again tomorrow evening to see how he's progressing.
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post #63 of 74 Old 10-11-2013, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Update! So, the vet came out yesterday, and wouldln't you know it? Barnabus isn't acting lame anymore. Ugh. However, he did have swelling in that left ankle (the same leg we thought had the abcess) and he failed the flexion test in that leg. The vet said that there's a 50/50 chance we'll have to inject the joint. He's on bute for the next few days and I'm to attempt riding him again on Monday to see how he does.

On a different note, I rode in a lesson tonight. I used to think I was a good rider. Tonight proved otherwise! My legs were everywhere, my seat was useless, and I kept burying my hands. Jeez. We'll see how I do in tomorrow's lesson (hopefully much better than tonight!)

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post #64 of 74 Old 10-17-2013, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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So, the vet came out yesterday and injected Barnabus' joint. He was definitely not moving well on Monday under saddle, and the joint was still a little swollen. She did go back to her notes from the pre-purchase exam in February and saw the note she'd made where she felt a little fluid in that joint. So she said this wasn't totally out of the blue. She also said that she had a good feeling that after this next week of downtime from the injection, Barnabus will be good as new. Next Wednesday, I'll get to try to ride him again. My BO said the vet hasn't been wrong yet with her feelings, so my fingers are crossed!

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post #65 of 74 Old 10-30-2013, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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I'm feeling a bit down. It's been two weeks since Barnabus' ankle was injected and he's still not better. He can maybe flex it half way. I think he's going to have to get x-rayed. The vet thinks t may be a bone chip, from when he raced. My BO is going to call and set up the appointment for the x-ray for me.
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post #66 of 74 Old 10-30-2013, 11:05 PM
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Awh, that's no fun. Lameness issues are miserable to deal with. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you! I hope you can get some good news.
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post #67 of 74 Old 11-01-2013, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Got some mostly good news today! Ended up not doing the x-rays, since when the vet looked him over, she said he is still improving. She said the fluid that had built up in the back of his fetlock was now gone, and there was just a hard spot in the front left. She is still positive that this was a very old something (injury or bone chip) that worked loose, and between that and his age (16), it's just taking a while to heal. I'm to give him a bit of bute for the next 10 days, double up his joint supplement for the next two weeks, and ride him gently every couple of days for the next two weeks. She'll look him over again then, and re-assess. Fingers crossed that he'll mend all the way soon!
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post #68 of 74 Old 11-09-2013, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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I was able to ride Barnabus in a lesson today! He didn't limp or show any other signs of being off. We even finished the lesson with a small course of 3 jumps. Yay! He's finally better.
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post #69 of 74 Old 11-21-2013, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Brnabus got a clean bill of health yesterday! Yay! I rode him in last night's lesson, and he was great. A little lazy at the start, but great. We concluded with a course of 4 jumps, and he was fabulous!
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post #70 of 74 Old 11-21-2013, 07:17 PM
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That's great news!! :)
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