Hokay…. doing better now

8 05 2010

So my vet came out on Friday morning to check out my gimpy boy, and wouldn’t ya know…. he was sound! She checked out both the front right and the rear left. We ultrasounded the front right and found no tears. Just a possible irritation of the tendon sheath around the suspensory. But nothing major. Then the rear left had some adema and he was sensitive, there was a bit of focal heat in the foot which leads us to believe it is probably an abscess. Phew!!!! We have slightly reined in his exercise, but only for a week or so. No trotting. But I get to ride! Woo hoo!!!

So I am so incredibly relieved that he did not tear anything. I would have been devastated. Truly devastated. But he didn’t, so we’re doing better now….

Our repertoire now includes icing or cold hosing both legs each day, some bute, and wrapping. He does get to stay out in pasture as long as he doesn’t run around like a fool. 🙂