Luckily there is a vet clinic right on the property (BO - animal chiro - owns it and shares it with a couple vets) and someone was able to look him over. I was told to put poultice on, put him on stall rest and see how lame he was tomorrow. If he's worse call vet and if he's the same, then continue to cold hose the leg, bute and put on poultice.
I figure he was being chased or something and scrambling in the mud, that has taken over part of the pastures in the last two weeks, and clipped his knee with his hoof and has a small tear or strain to the tendon....
Bummer, hope he's doing well tomorrow. What is the fencing there? in the 1st tendon pic there looks to be 2 horizontal marks --just above coronet and below fetlock--consistent with getting hoof hung over a fence wire. I've seen tendon sheath swelling like that from exactly that situation, so thought I'd point it out.
Looks like my boy will be getting a vet visit. The swelling in the right knee was a little worse today and the tendon sheath on the inside of that leg was also swollen. On the left leg the swelling was pretty much the same, but his ankle and pastern are also swollen now.
It'll depend on what the vet thinks I should do, but I'll probably be getting a US of the left to make sure no tendons/ligaments were torn and possibly an xray of his right knee.
And all those non-horsey people say us horsey peeps are rich? Maybe rich with patience.
Well swelling in the left leg is totally gone! And there is only a little swelling/fluid around the knee.
I finally got a vet out today (issues with vets on vacation or not returning calls ) and he didn't think that there was a tendon tear or strain and said that Knight could be turned out as long as he wasn't running around like an idiot. He also said that the swelling is around the knee and not in the joint which is a good thing.
So just w/t under saddle for the next week, but everything seems good.
Last edited by Sempiternal; Nov. 4, 2012 at 09:42 AM.