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I've just had the vet out. Horse is now on box rest, and I feel like I've won the lottery!

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Flexiblefriend · 28/03/2014 12:24

I got the vet out yesterday as my horse had a fat leg, which hadn't gone down after a week of box rest and hosing. He took one look at it, and said he was almost certain it was a fractured splint bone. I've spent the last 24 hours being the most grumpy person on the planet, visualising the poor horse stuck in on box rest for the entire summer!

He came back this morning and X-rayed it, no sign of a fracture. He now thinks it is just a bruised bone, so instead of months, I'm now looking at a week or two of box rest, and back to normal! I am soooo relieved. I had to share this somewhere, where hopefully people will understand! I've got my summer back Grin

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Cirsium · 28/03/2014 12:33

Great news, hope it's a sunny summer for you and he takes more care of his legs for the rest of it.

Mitchy1nge · 29/03/2014 10:58

I read the title and thought Hmm 'people can like it when their horse is on box rest?' but now I understand - phew!

LastingLight · 29/03/2014 12:54

Fantastic outcome, so glad for you and horse.

Flexiblefriend · 29/03/2014 13:04

Yes it's amazing how the threat of months of it can put a week or two into perspective! The vet seemed so sure, it didn't even occur to me that he might have been wrong. So glad he was though!

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Fortysomethingwinelover · 29/03/2014 16:51

One of my horses was on box rest for 3 months after having a splint bone removed. It was a NIGHTMARE. It was during June, July and August too. I'm glad it's not a fracture.

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