I’m hoping to get any extra tips or rehab ideas for my horse that is currently lame with what the vet thinks is an SI injury. He also has some swelling near his stifle, She said she thought it was the patella. Based on her exam she really feels the culprit of the lameness is the SI. He had been living in some pretty deep awful mud. The thinking is that he either slipped and injured himself or kind of got stuck and really tweaked/tore something.
This was a new to me vet and kind of a last-minute appointment. There was no flexons or nerve blocks done. Just walk/trot on a straight line and then W/t/c on lunge. And a body palpitation. I do have clean stifle, hock and fetlock x-rays from a PPE (March.)
The protocol suggested right now is living in a paddock (not muddy as he has been moved) and do light work, mostly at the walk. Straight lines mostly and some light pole work. She wants him on equiqox for now for inflammation. She wants me to reevaluate in 20 days. If he is not improved she thinks we should try some shockwave. She said we could inject but would rather not since he’s very young.
He does flare out a bit on the right hind. So we want to try and get that more under control too. It will be getting him on a shorter trimming schedule for now.
In the meantime, I have a friend who does PEMF and was thinking if seeing if she could come out. I know it won’t cure anything but I wonder if it might feel good to him?
I hope we can get him feeling better and that this isn’t career ending. If things don’t improve I might take him to the local vet hospital (CSU.) Maybe after the shock wave.