|Still sound and still ornery.|
I sent my Vet a vast array of pictures, videos, and a lengthy description Friday evening after I had a friend help me shoot some footage. This afternoon I got a reply back and it basically said what I figured it would say "Keep her on Previcoxx, and we will talk about injections in the Spring" (not a direct quote, but the gist of it, lol). I wasn't surprised the Vet wanted me to keep her on Previcoxx - it's normally something she is on during the riding season but I normally do not give it to her during the "off" season since I am not riding.
However, we've had quite cold weather and it's quite possible that because the horse's aren't moving around as much and because we have more snow this year than we had last year, that she's stiffened right up. The extra "boost" that Previcoxx gives her will be beneficial in this instance. And in addition, the snow and rain is causing ice which inadvertently causes trip and slip hazards - something that may be attributed to her onset of lameness. It is quite possible in fact, that the formation on her knee isn't directly related to the lameness she presented last week. Something to think about, anyway.
|Little fuzzy chunkster <3|
I realize that this isn't exactly practical, nor is it the most beneficial way of doing things (sending a Vet photos/videos), but when your area does not have a large animal vet, you do what you can to get by. I would like to say that I took her to a clinic and we did ultrasounds and xrays, but that is just not a reality in our neck of the woods. It may not be something everyone can understand, but it is a sad reality of where I live.
|Pretty sure I shared this photo already but|
she is just so damn cute in her new halter.