Ok so it's only been 2 days but I HATE seeing her injured She's happy in herself which is great but I want her better asap. I'm hoping against hope the swelling isn't being caused by tendon damage. As it stands, the heat has gone and she is putting weight on it but she is on 2 sachets of Danilon a day so maybe that's allowing her to put weight on it? It's still obviously swollen. The taps have frozen over so I can't cold hose is but I've been packing it with snow (yes really) for about 15mins a day. I'm getting some tubigrip too because, god knows what she does at night, she rips off bandages. I'm going to order one of those ice pack things that you put in cold water and it activates the cold-ness thing.
The vet will be coming out monday/tuesday for a better assessment but basically my question is: What else can I be doing? She's on box rest on a huge bed. Are there any supplements that could help her heal? Just literally ANYTHING I can be doing to help her would be much appreciated.
i'm not aware of anything myself but thats definitly not to say that there isnt anything supplement wise out there.
has the vet been out already? how did the swelling come on?
i would keep up with the cool packs on the swelling, ensure that if uou bandage one leg you do the other. if you can take her out for a 10 - 15 minute walk in the morning and afternoon to keep the circulation going as this does alot to reduce swelling. at the very least ,which i am sure you are doing already, is to ensure she has a really good daily groom as this too has a positve effect on a horse's circulation and for the all important feel good facter!
Last edited by Lorraine; 3rd January 2010 at 07:22 AM.
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Would Quorn steak have the same effect? I'm trying to find something that will be activated by cold water because it takes me just less than an hour to get to her so I'd just have a soggy bag of peas by the time I got there.
The swelling was brought on from a kick in the field but the cut she got is on her hock and the swelling on her fetlock so I'm worried she's tried to get away and bust a tendon. I'm looking at magnetic boots now, anyone think they'll help?
The Magnetic boots should say on the packet (most probably in the small print!) Not to be used on recent trauma or injuries or scar tissue, they are to be used for circulation problems and joint stiffness.
Yes, most of the human cooling gels you can use on your neddy, but as with the Equine ones they are not allowed to be licked etc.
just going to see if I can find your post as to what has happened.
The horse knows how to be a horse if we will leave him alone,but the riders don't know how to ride. What we should be doing is creating riders and that takes care of the horse immediately.