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Cocosmom

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Cocosmom says:

Injured Baby :'(

Well I had an eventful evening as someone had put a load of mares and foals ain the field next door to ours yesterday and Coco went completely mad, him and his old age field buddy flew at the little welshie and chased him around the field really aggressivley. We have been putting Coco and the OAP in the bottom field during the day but Friankie the welshie is too fat to go in there as he would be at risk of laminitus. They've only been going in the bottom field for a week and back out at night into the top field with Frankie to give their belly's a rest from the rish grass. I don't know why they did it but they were so aggressive to Frankie, got themselves wound up into a right state sweating after charging around and when I went back later on in the night peace had been restored but Frankie was stille victed from their little twosome herd.

 

Well I went down at 6am this morning and Coco is now reall lame on his near fore. he is a very unhappy uncomfortable boy, whinnied when I got there and was just stuck to me like he wanted me to make it better. I cant find any heat or swelling, but I cold hosed it for half an hour anyway. He doesn;t want to pick his leg up and bend at the fetlock, but appears ok having his leg pulled out the front and bending his knee so I think he's done something to his fetlock joint or pastern.

 

I'm so scared that he's done something serious and we will be looking at a long period of box rest or worse. Last tiem he strained a tendon he was soooo, miserable on box rest. Typical as he was doign so well and was nice and fit at the moment! Anyway I have the vet coming at 11am, so please send me lots of positive vibes and good luck!!!  

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soniadevereux

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Re: Injured Baby :'(

good luck and positive vibes coming your way. Hope the biggun is ok. xxx

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Jester1

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Jester1 says:

Injured Baby

 Oh no, Poor boy Good luck xx

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AimHigh

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AimHigh says:

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My positive thinking - glad it went okay  (I'm sure it'll be fine)

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Injured Baby :'(

Try Arnica 1M from Ainsworths will work wonders, also have you took out a mortgage and called the vet ? This treatment worked on my old cob Tonka and a neighbours dog called Bramble.

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abbieandfiona

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Re: Injured Baby :'(

Poor coco hopefully its not too bad silly boy bless him x

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Cocosmom

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Cocosmom says:

Re: Injured Baby :'(

Hi Guys,

Tnaks for your positive vibes!!! Well vet came out (after I text at 6.30am!!! Ooops!) and it looks like Coco has torn the muscle at the top of his near fore which turns into the main ligament that runs down the front of the leg, hence why he didn;t want to bend his leg and pick it up as it stretched the muscle!  There is a chance he may have damaged the ligament as well but fingers crossed it is just the muscle. He has been put on 1 weeks box rest on bute twice a day and cold hosing. Comes off the bute on Tuesday and if he is still sound Wednesday morning tunr out and field rest fro 4 - 5 weeks and lead rein walking. If he is still lame, we will have to scan for ligament damage so please please please keep sending me your positive vibes and luck coz although looking good we still need it! 

He is actually taking the box rest well but still flips out, sweats up and grows 3 hands whenever the mares come near the fence at the bottom of the field. I hope they are gone next week when it come s to turn out or we will be straight back to square one!

 

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gemCal

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gemCal says:

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Such a shame when he was going so well for you. Lets hope the box rest sorts him out. Good luck.

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beckaroo

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beckaroo says:

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 Poor wee man!! hope he gets better soon!! xx

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*Raychel*&*Gally*

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Oh no, poor you, and poor Coco. Fingers crossed he is a good patient & recovers quickly xx

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