While I maybe could have kept that $300 I spent yesterday at the vets for another purpose..the peace of mind I have and new understating of leg injuries, is priceless. I just had to know the damage to my mare's leg was not worse, and the experts knew and I did not.
Of course- the vets all had to tell me the stories of the horses that did have a broken splint bone and did appear to be fine at first....later to be needing a surgery . Hey, I was there wasn't I..I was NOT going to back out of the procedure now.
She traveled nicely to the apt. of course, with head bumper and legs wraps! They had a few horses in the yard as I drove up . She was great, no calling or nervousness. She just let the gal handle her and trot her to and fro for the Newest installment Young man vet at "Equus Veterinary". he was nice enough yet not very authoritative and referred to my favorite Vet frequently..that was good.
The New guy told me that he like to view the radiography...then go from there. He said he thought it was muscle trauma and that a strong "Sweat" poultice would bring out bacteria.
I was wary of this, as he said it may burn the leg if left on too long...okay..if that is true..it WILL burn my mare's leg anyway, I thought.
He conferred with my favorite vet and he told him to skip that sweat wrap! Good!
They Gave her a dose of horsey downer..I warned them to make it a half dose..she is soo sensitive! She was loose lipped soon after and they began the imaging. It was very cool! It talked to them, as it took photo's, telling them they either did it correctly or incorrectly. Ha!
As the image came onto the screen, It was so plain to see that Wa's leg was intact and that the slice to her Splint bone WAS superficial! Wheew!
She was done in no time and we walked her slowly to the stall so I could pay the bill...she did not mind her confinement this time...if she even was aware of it!
So, I have her on antibiotics and there is a small steriod dose I give to her in the AM.
I am supposed to mix 12 tablets in water and apple sauce and shoot it into her mouth 2X a day..but my PBO is gone till Thursday..and I am not even asking her husband to do that!
So I tested the theroy I have of my mare willing to eat almosty anything -with OATS-YEP!
I mixed the Apple Sauce with the tablets and Oats...it was licked up! So He can do that easily.
All is right on the horse front again friends! I am sooo releived and worn out...being at the barn from 9am till 6pm 2 days straight is tiring....
In between cold hosing and ice wrapping the mare I
> wahsed the truck
> then the trailer
> I cleaned out 3 water troughs
>De pooped 2 paddocks
> Made 28 baggies of suppliments
.....> then I cleaned 3 saddles, 2 bridles, and brushed out 2 sheepskin saddle pads!
Washashe may now continue to view hew nightly deer parade show, from her stall door . 3 of them went by before I could snap this!
Time to go the stable and show the husband how to mix the special brew for Wa!
Thanks for all the sweet and encouraging sentiments. We will be soon riding again and out of the shadows!
I also have some surprising developments to share soon about the mare and I...I just love them!