October 4, 2011 4 Comments
Generally speaking, I wouldn’t wish an abscess on any horse. But given the alternatives to the weird lameness Derby exhibited over the weekend, I was hoping and praying for an abscess. I’ll take gravel over stringhalt or a suspensory any day. Happily for us, Dr. Nicky found a bruise and abscess in short order. She was able to open it and get it draining, and Derby is already moving more comfortably. Our immediate future involves twice-a-day soakings and handwalks. Derby is a stellar patient, which means his prescribed treatment from the vet will be augmented with ongoing cookie therapy too.