I’m interested in a 2009 OTTB that recently was diagnosed with a case of Cellulitis. He was on high dose antibiotics for 5 days and the leg was wrapped with a furazone poultice for about a week. The swelling and heat are ~90% gone, and there is no more discharge from his puncture wound (which is also healing quickly).
I’ve read that horses who have gotten Cellulitis are prone to recurrences, and I’m not sure if he is still worth buying if the vet bills will pile up later on to more than his net worth.
I’m hopeful that if I tend to him well, he would be fine to buy and I’d have little reason to worry.
Has anyone cared for/owned a horse prone to Cellulitis? Is it frequently recurring, or should I not fret since it was such a mild case? Are there any methods you’ve used found to work well in the prevention of another infection?