for once i am asking for help with one of my personal horses. He was at the trainer’s and after treating for ulcers, he was better but something still wasn’t right in his back. During the repeat scope exam, took rads of his back. He was diagnosed with kissing spine. VERY mild so we injected and brought him back into work as per the vets instructions. (this is a damn good lameness vet so we trusted his protocol). My trainer noticed immediate improvement and felt like he was using himself better/felt much looser over his back HURRAY! wrong: second ride in still in the rehab phase, she went to change directions. He LOST is…Started spinning, bounced off the arena fence etc. He was downright dangerous, his mind had left his body. SO vet comes out again to recheck area. No pain on palpation in the area of the KS. his back felt great. slightly off on the right stifle, but nothing to cause that kind of reaction. I brought him home today and am going to start looking at other options for him and more diagnostics.
Here are my questions:
Has anyone ever had a horse get worse after the injections?
Is the bone scan worth it?
Do i just retire him to be a babysitter and give up?
thoughts/opinions/suggestions are much appreciated.
Chiro comes out next friday to look at him, dentist comes tomorrow AM and the Osteopath will be here in a few weeks.