Saturday, November 14, 2009


Well, we had our first vet call.  Paj came out of his stall lame on Tuesday morning.  My initial thought was an abscess, because he has a long history of them.  His farrier happened to stopped by, tested his hooves, and it wasn't an abscess.  By evening, he had swelling along his tendon, and I thought maybe he had torn his tendon.

Paj's swollen leg

Dr. Gary and Ray came to the rescue, and it didn't take Dr. Gary any time to find what I had missed.  Paj had a wound near the bulb of his heel, and the swelling was infection making its way up his leg.  Dr. Gary bandaged his hoof, gave him antibiotics, and put him on 5 days of SMZs.  We are on day 3.  I've changed his bandage, and his wound is looking very good. 

Where the problem really is

Here's the kicker - we have to keep it dry, and we're expecting snow.  A whole lot of snow.