It’s a sting, or a kick, or a ??????????????
Last week Coco came in from turnout with this GIANT welt on her side.
There was a bit of a bald spot on the right tip of it and it was squishy. She was covered in hives just a few weeks ago, so I initially attributed this to a sting or something similar. I didn’t really do anything about it on Day 1.
Then, Day 2.
Day 2. It is still squishy, but you can definitely see the bald spot. I gave her Banamine on Day 2 just to give her some relief in case it was a kick injury and it hurt. She wasn’t sensitive to having it rubbed and messed with, which in and of itself is unusual because when I groom her barrel she usually tries to kick me.
Day 3. By Day 3 it has gone from a squishy long swelling to a long and hard welt. She still doesn’t care if it gets touched and pushed on. The Banamine has done nothing to change it, or at least nothing to make it go away. There is still significant swelling below the weird welt. What on earth did she do to herself?!
Day 6. The swelling has moved down more, but the long hard welt remains. I’ve never seen anything like it. I talked to the vet and sent photos and they suspect a foreign body. I haven’t ridden her in over 2 weeks. I’m beginning to suspect she has ulterior motives to get out of work (she also hurt her right hock over the weekend, but icing has made that injury look OK). She goes to the vet today to get an ultrasound to figure this out. Any guesses?
L. WilliamsJuly 15, 2020 at 12:04 pm (3 years ago)
Oh that is so weird! I hope it doesn’t turn into something serious!Reply
Tara TJuly 15, 2020 at 2:40 pm (3 years ago)
It’s been over a week, so I’m cautiously optimistic that it won’t flare up and be something terrible. But we will definitely not push any boundaries for work until it goes away completely! The 100+ temps will help keep work light.