Friday, December 5, 2008

Poor baby....

I posted that Thai had a swollen leg, but that she wasn't lame on it...right?

WRONG!!! Last night, she was three legged lame! The leg is super puffed up from the hock down, and there is heat in front on the long bone between the hock and the ankle. (What the heck is that bone called anyway???) There is a scab about the size of a quarter, but it looks to be more than a week old. It was definitely NOT fresh when she stepped out of the trailer.

So, my chore in the lovely 30 degree weather, is to shave off the woolly fuzz on her leg and see if I can figure out what the heck is going on with the leg. I'll try to do that today, but if I don't get to it before dark, it'll have to wait until tomorrow.

Thai is the SWEETEST darling mare! I gave her bute last night by going into her stall, pulling her nose around, sticking it in her mouth and pushing the plunger. She didn't pull, toss her head, or anything. Just took her medicine, made a face, and ate it down without drama or theatrics!

This sweet girl is so tough, Cathy should call her "Thai Grrr"!


Anonymous said...

LOL! Love that name!

Maybe she's got some yuck under that scab? Not unheard of to take a scab off and have pus flow out.

Karen V said...

That's what I was thinking, there's probably something ooky going on and with all the fuzz on her legs, I can't feel it. My plan is to get her shaved today before dark and see what's going on. She is such a lovey!

Anonymous said...

Any update yet?

Karen V said...

Whatever is going on is NOT the scabs/scars on the front of the leg. I'm thinking she got kicked on the inside of the gaskin, just about the hock.

She was walking around with a little gimp and was happy to be turned out, but her leg is still swollen. On the main blog page is a link to my photobucket account...there are new picture of her there. (Including the leg)