So very good at maiming themselves.
I am lucky it wasn't worse, given the present issue with his face, but B managed to mangle his hock overnight. Luckily the vet was already coming out, so that save me a vet call. LOLOL
I really appreciate everyone's concern too- you all are the sweetest!! < 3
|Poor, sleepy, maimed and hurting B|
He first gave him his yearly exam, fall shots and pulled coggins. He palpated his face, with little reaction, inspecting it, trying to figure out the mystery. He did not think it was an infection, since there was no smell or discharge from the nose. Instead he thinks B knocked his head on something (no surprise there), creating underlying hematoma's, and ultimately blocking his tear duct. Then we dyed his eye to check for ulcers and see if any of the dye drained into his nose. It did not, and most of it spilled out his eye, answering our question of WTF is this.
|Looks pretty gross TBH|
So, he got a heavy dose of sedative and we spent the next half hour flushing his tear duct with saline. We think we got the blockage, but he will be back Tuesday to re-flush just in case. he said if symptoms persist we can X-ray, but he is certain that this will take care of it. Poor B did not enjoy it, but I don't blame him. He honestly was a good boy compared to what he would have done last year (reared, kicked us to death, the usual).
|Such small orfices causing such large problems|
Apparently blocked tear ducts happen all the time even without trauma, and he should be just fine. We will monitor closely of course, but that is a MASSIVE sigh of relief. Hot compress to the face and banamine for 5 days and he should be good.
So his hock. Who the fuck knows how horses manage to do these things, but it honestly looks like an animal attacked him.
It was pretty deep, and swelled immediately, but we still opted for no stitches due to the placement and verifying none of the tendons were damaged. Cold hosing took the swelling down a bit ,along with IV Banamine, so we shall treat with compression and salve for a few days and then it should be OK.
B was a trooper for his care and stood very still for us, which is uncharacteristic for bandages. He's never enjoyed wraps or boots, so I think he knew we were helping. Poor lad.
|Pink vet wrap with PIGS ON THEM, adorable|
Honestly now I think I am just a little numb to shit like this and simply handle it instead of freaking out like I used to. No point. Just drink more coffee and handle it. Channeling my inner Amy here.
Besides, money is only temporary right? LOL