hurt hind leg torn tendon
2 months ago i rescued a 8 year old mare with a puncture wound in her back leg owner was going to shoot they said she had been kicked by another horse several months before and they were unable to pay for a vet. i have taken her 3 times and all he says is that it will take time we have another appointment next week want should i ask doctor. what test do we need (exrays show no broken bones)any advice would be great is there light at the end or am i just making her suffer:-(
Hello and welcome to the forum :-)
You haven't given us enough information to be able to answer your question about her recovery, so can you post up her age, what has been done for her, her condition now? Walking? Infection? Holding weight? Her attitude?
She is 8 years old she puts no wieght on leg on good days walks on toes she is on pain meds 4 pills a day. Eats very little we have her on a hay , oats, and b12 she has food at all times . there in no infection. We spray leg. 2 times a day with cool water to help with swelling vet says in time she will heal may not be completely sound put her out to pasture and forget her ( cant do that ) she is. She is very sweet and even in pain she still wants to please and will do want u ask
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It's kind of hard to understand what you are writing-is the Vet saying to euth the horse or to just let her heal and become a pasture pet?
No vet thinks she will heal just needs time. My concern is that it has been 2 months with no improvement and previous owner said mare has been like this for a year ( with no medical care) I have voiced my consern to my vet
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Ah! Okay, I get it now. Well my next step would be to get another Vet in there for a second opinion. That wouldn't hurt her any, and you would have another pair of eyes looking at the problem. Sorry I can't give you a better answer, that's a sticky problem you have :(
A second vet is a great ideal. Thank you for responding :-)
You might want to repost this topic in the "Horse Health" section of the forum-there is a bit more traffic there and perhaps you will get more responses. Or you could private message a moderator and ask them to move this thread for you.
Best of luck...
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