Mr. P and I have been doing a lot of this.
I’m so glad I took the plunge on the leg soakers, standing and holding a hose for 20 minutes gets really old after a few weeks!
The vet came today to look at Mr. P’s evil hock. He said he still thinks it’s just a bad inflammatory response that we just need to get under control. So this time we are bringing out the big guns and covering all bases. Here’s a list of the Mr. P protocol.
- 2 weeks of no riding/lunging/etc, turnout only
- 1gm bute twice daily for 2 weeks
- 500lb dose banamine twice daily for 9 days
- 5gm Naquadex (a diuretic) once daily for 5 days
- 1 scoop Uniprim (antibiotic) twice daily until tub is gone
- Cold hosing daily
- Vet took a sample of his joint fluid to send to a lab for testing to make sure everything is okay there. He said the sample itself looked good. Evidently joint fluid should be yellow and see through when held up to the light. P’s was yellow and slightly opaque but still see through. The vet said it was better than what some horse’s half P’s age have.
- Lastly, I’m going to be giving P 1/4 tube of Ulcergard per day to help ward off any tummy troubles that could come from all these meds.
Hoping for good news on the lab results by the end of the week. As long as I know I will get to be back in the saddle in a few weeks I can handle the wait!
Lastly, I finally got the time to put my Relatively Stable tack trunk monogram on and it looks even better than I imagined! I’m so glad I went with the tan Alicia suggested! Relatively Stable now has a brand new website outside of Etsy to check out as well.