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.
Get well soon Mr P!!!
He really does have a totally kissable nose ♡
Tack truck + monogram look amazeballs
Thanks! It helps that he actually allows and enjoys nose kisses too. <3
Keeping my fingers crossed for Mr. P!
LOVE the new monogram btw, so fancy 🙂
Daw! It looks like he’s enjoying all of the attention! The monogram looks great!
He loves attention at all times, lol. Welcome to my blog, I will check yours out!
Sounds like a plan!! Hopefully it all works out for you guys 🙂
The leg soakers are awesome!!!!! I can’t imagine how helpful those would have been when my horse had a torn suspensory and bowed tendon!
The leg soakers are great, I wish I had bought them sooner!
The leg soaker is super interesting! I’ve never heard of them but now I totally want one (and hope I don’t NEED one anytime soon)..
I originally heard about them from a post that Megan at A Enter Spooking did, but there isn’t a search option on her page so I got lazy about including a link, lol. Just another of those items that you don’t want to have to use but are great to have around. I’m actually considering using them as part of my after show recovery process though, can’t hurt!
LOVE those leg soakers, unfortunately I got a lot of use out of them.
I’m hoping I don’t have to use them too much longer, lol.
leg soakers are something i dont want to buy bc i never want to *need* to use them… tho maybe by buying them that’ll ensure that they will be left blissfully alone forever?? (not superstitious at all haha).
good luck with the lab results – i really hope Phoenix turns out to be just fine
Yes, when I bought the leg soakers I was hoping by the time they came P would be better and I wouldn’t have to use them. Trying to be superstitious on that didn’t work for me sadly! I’d definitely recommend having them around, they would be a great item to use post show too!
The vet was confident we will get him all better, just a matter of time and the right meds. Hopefully the lab results don’t show anything scary.
Poor boy. Soakers are a godsend! I am also fond of the Ice Horse hock wraps for cold therapy.
On another note: as always, thanks for the mention 🙂 The trunk looks great!
I have been considering the hock wraps but I just am not sure how much I would use them besides for this so I haven’t. I have been using Equifit T Sport wraps with a Ice Horse pack to do cold compression on his hock though. I can take him grazing and the wrap doesn’t even move.
I think I need to invest in the leg soakers. And a soaking boot. And a breyer horse collection, because that’s all I’ll be able to afford after the Kid.
The leg soakers are definitely worth investing in. Everyone at my barn is mesmerized by them, thinking I should start a rental business with them, lol. I have a soaking boot, but not one you can leave your horse in and walk away, and I rarely use it because my horses are not cooperative, lol. See I have Breyers in storage and was considering selling them to help cover vet bills!