Okay, my horses seem to want to have a competition for who wins the most bizarre diagnosis.
I posted a few weeks ago about a groin tear with my gelding. Vet comes out today to do an ultrasound, so we can see what degree of tear, etc.
Good news - no tears. Does have some fluid/inflammation through the groin area on the RH. But, the odd part is he had a fairly large clot/thrombus in a secondary vein (not the main saphenous vein, but another vein in the same area). The clot was right in the area where the initial swelling started.
So this now makes sense (he presented as a colic with a high fever, two days later had major swelling in the groin that went down the leg, was cripple lame). He is now 3-4 weeks out and is actually pretty sound and just has some minimal swelling.
So…has anyone dealt with this? I know in people, treatment is blood thinners or clot removal. Vet was going to make some phone calls (she’s very experienced with 25+ years of practice and has not seen this before).
I am concerned about the clot breaking free…and also wondering why he would suddenly throw a clot. He is 16…I’ve had him since he was 3.