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Waiting for the vet.... Sigh.... Jingles?

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  • Waiting for the vet.... Sigh.... Jingles?

    So my 9yo Intermediate horse came in with swelling from about fetlock to knee on the outside of her RF. Slightly warm, not HUGE swelling (knee and fetlock are still bigger than the cannon!), not lame but clearly tender to firm pressure. Holds fingertip dents. flexor tendon area is clean.

    Waiting for vet appt to u/s and X-ray.... Thinking either a lateral splint injury or (god forbid) tweaked suspensory.... Meanwhile poulticing, stall rest and bute.....

    Third Charm Event Team

  • #2
    Ugh. Sorry. Jingling for good news for you.

    Btw, that ridiculous storm just pass through your way? The third band just blew through here and I thought I was headed to Oz.
    Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

    The Grove at Five Points


    • #3
      Jingles!!! Hoping for something not so serious!
      Unrepentant carb eater


      • #4
        Last time I had that it was actually an abscess, so...
        Jingles either way!
        The big man -- my lost prince

        The little brother, now my main man


        • #5
          Jingles for complete, quick recovery!
          stained glass groupie


          • #6
            Carolina jingles! We got the storm, ACME -- my work truck is now, ermmm, much more compact. And by that I mean not so gracefully draped with a tree. Ow.
            Life doesn't have perfect footing.

            Bloggily entertain yourself with our adventures (and disasters):
            We Are Flying Solo


            • #7
              Jingles for Revi.

              hope all are ok in NC, blew through SC quickly.
              "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
              Courtesy my cousin Tim


              • #8
                Jingles and praying for a simple abscess!


                • #9
                  A crappy feeling for sure. Hope all goes well.


                  • #10
                    Prayers and jingles from KY.
                    When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!


                    • #11
                      We've had a couple recently where it was cellulitis or scratches with all the terrible wet weather
                      OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by scubed View Post
                        We've had a couple recently where it was cellulitis or scratches with all the terrible wet weather
                        same here in FL... hope that is all that may be wrong with your guy..thinking positive thoughts for you!


                        • #13
                          Oh no!! Jingles for Revi, and you!
                          You can't fix stupid.... but you can breed it!


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by scubed View Post
                            We've had a couple recently where it was cellulitis or scratches with all the terrible wet weather
                            Fingers crossed that's all it is. Many a freakout (OMG career ending soft tissue injury!!!) has been caused by some sort of cellulitis infection. The heat and "denting" swelling is a recognizable symptom, especially when the horse is sound or only mildly uncomfortable. Check his temp-- often cellulitis infections will have a low fever (102ish). Hopefully some sweating and antibiotics are in your future, not months of stall rest.
                            “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”
                            ? Albert Einstein



                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ThirdCharm View Post
                              Waiting for vet appt to u/s and X-ray.... Thinking either a lateral splint injury or (god forbid) tweaked suspensory.... Meanwhile poulticing, stall rest and bute.....
                              Jingles for it to be an easy, simple fix from AZ.
                              Founding Member: Spotted Saddlebred Pals Clique


                              • #16
                                Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

                                The Grove at Five Points


                                • Original Poster

                                  Still going to have the vet (can't get out until Tuesday) double check but yesterday the swelling was pretty much gone, she was still sound in hand, so I rode her for a few minutes (to see if I could feel any unsoundness that I couldn't see) and she was peachy. I guess it might have been a touch of cellulitis or a bug bite or something.....! Hope so!

                                  Third Charm Event Team


                                  • #18
                                    Late to the party but HUGE JINGLES!!!!! (They do work> I have living proof of them standing in my barn!)

                                    "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries