Subcutaneous emphysema -- anyone dealt with it? Pic on #23
My friend's 6 year old mare is currently at a clinic dealing with an impaction that hasn't resolved itself yet. In the meantime, some time over the last 12 hours, she developed subcutaneous emphysema. The don't know the cause yet.
Blood work is normal, mare is comfortable, distressed and until this morning was on fluids. She has passed small bits of manure, but not the amount the vets are hoping for.
My friend is trying not to panic since she's two hours away from the clinic and is happy with the care her horse is receiving.
I had never heard of this before, so I'm curious to learn if anyone else has experienced it.