|Day one, after cleaning, bute, cold hosing, neosporin and swat|
|Lots of this. Lots and lots of this|
Thankfully by the time I returned on Monday, the knee was much better and the joint capsule was not affected. The swelling was almost completely gone.
And then a small tornado hit within a mile from the barn making it EXTREMELY difficult to travel to the barn. 2 re-routes needed, drove under 2 trees over the road and through 2 flooded sections of road.Yikes
|Extensive tree damage|
|Not even the worst, but the easiest take pics of|
|Driving around trees|
|Eh, just lines down...no biggie right?|
She has several large scrapes and had 2 open wounds. The biggest one (as seen above) is the one that is having a hard time closing but is finally doing so. The smaller one (above) is the one the vet thought may have compromised joint space. Thankfully she was wrong. Despite many pasture walkings, no one could find what she got hurt on. It obviously isn't a kick, not with the number of scrapes, but it is a mystery. She is now staying in a different pasture.
She was very lethargic on the SMZs but is back to normal so I plan on riding this weekend. There is a show on Aug 19 I wanted to go to but I don't think she will be ready for it so our tentative plan is Sep 3rd. Fingers crossed we can keep her injury free!
**edited to add** And then App got kicked in his good shoulder by a wench of a mare this past Saturday. He seems to be okay, just tender. Needless to say I had a LOT to say and got a heartfelt apology from the barn owner over it. They had randomly decided to move pastures/herds around and set up for this bad situation due to an unnecessary overreaction. He should NOT have been in that pasture and he should NOT have been with that horse. I'll see him again tonight but aside from a good bit of hair loss, he seems no worse for wear. Grrr!!!!