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post #1 of 6 Old 08-31-2019, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
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While I was out tending to Renoís ringworm I noticed he was off while walking him in. So now I get a sore and this to take care of. No idea. Guessing he was trying to get out of paddock. He tried three times last spring successfully.
No word from anyone at barn so if that was it he wasnít successful. I took him into arena with lead rope. It took him awhile to go into a trot and more noticeable. Not horribly off but I stopped him right away as soon as I knew I didnít imagine it at a walk. Itís not hot. I do worry if he strained something in the process of getting the cut.

It was late and barn lights. Iím going back in morning. He seemed very happy to get some grain early and the few handfuls of hay I found for him. He didnít mind me tending to it. I left him in stall and texted to have him kept in tomorrow morning. I didnít see him yesterday so it has me wondering.

Itís not self care but... Bright side he moves in exactly two weeks to the best place ever!! I also got tired of thinking theyíve only been adding water and never cleaning bucket. I thought maybe murky was just from old bucket. I do morning chores part time at an immaculate place. Nieve in trusting minimal care was at least being met. I think itís been months since cleaning it. Or itís so far and in between itís never really clean. I cleaned it with what I could find and itís still a disaster.

The 30+ we clean look brand new after two years. Iím so sad I didnít check earlier. I was technically just leasing til recently and didnít think it was my place. Plus we both work at another barn and board here. She has a horse there too. Person I bought him from. And barns are fairly close in a smaller city. I will be taking close care of him now these last two weeks. I feel so bad. And heís always so scuffed up. I think we will be so much better very soon.
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-31-2019, 04:51 AM
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The higher scrape looks minor, but given the lower is on his hock & he's lame, I'd be worried it's a puncture/stab wound into the joint. You would think there'd be some swelling if so though. Unless he's significantly better in next couple & still no swelling, I'd be inclined to get the vet.
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Please put paragraphs in your posts, tired old eyes like mine find a block of text hard to read!

He would have been better off left out with a minor injury, stalling him and restricting movement will stiffen him up a lot.
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-31-2019, 06:02 AM
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Looks superficial to me,the lameness is probably due to it being sore
I agree that he shouldn't be stalled,moving around is best to keep swelling down and help it to heal quicker.

I would just treat it with a good antiseptic scrub like hibiscrub ,then I usually apply some savlon...I'm a treat it at home kind of gal..
As long as it's not hot and the lameness goes away he should be fine.

In my eyes there is NO excuse for not cleaning water buckets it's just sheer laziness,sure we can clean them ourselves but when you think it's being done by the BO we don't know till its manky lol.

Glad your moving to a better place soon.
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Thank you! He was less off today and I think I won’t notice it at all tomorrow. Just a cut. I let him out after checking every inch of him over. Being where it is do you think as long as he’s not off I can jump on? He’s best worked more often. Nothing big just more energy if too many days. I rarely post pics but I’m always on work computer. It’s so easy from phone!
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The bucket looks like mineral deposits that are built up and form a sludge at the bottom. Iron especially does this. Yes, they should be cleaned on a regular basis but there are some areas that this isn't unusual and no matter the cleaning unless you use a product specifically to clean iron stains then eventually this results. Add dirt if the horse buries his nose in the ground to eat off the floor and it gets ugly. It may be they are at least rinsing with the fill and you are just not aware. Cleaning with something to rid the bucket of the mineral maybe not or not as often as you would like. Keep in mind though a dirty bucket may be safer than a bucket someone doesn't rinse all of the cleaner out of. Horse may not drink or drink in desperation and end up ill. I wouldn't make assumptions. Barn to barn the supply may be from a different source or have/not have filtering.
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