After vet visit number 2 of this week, he thinks we have our answer. However, I do feel that veterinarians have a different view on what an answer is. Ha!
O’s hooves were great (yay farrier), and after the x-rays from visit number 1 being so clean, I began I get a little anxious that once again we were going to be out of luck. However, he began flexing her, and got a pretty big response from the joint right above the hoof, the smaller pastern bone (sorry don’t know scientific term for it!). So we shifted to focusing on that as the starting spot. He prescribed 3 rounds of Legend IV over the next 3 weeks, bute, and wants to see her again next week after her second dose. Noting that she may need more rounds of this type of treatment in the future.
I admit I was a bit flustered and emotional at this point. It took me a few minutes to hook O up in the crossties, so I could gather what is left of my wits about me before talking to him more. He was really nice and said that its not the end of the world, and that this is what he’d do to his horse-that he thinks it’s the best optional available for her. I couldn’t help it, but in the back of my mind all I can think of “patch-job, patch-job”. I know that’s hopefully not what this is, but I can’t shake that stereotype that its not a permanent fix. Urgh. Oh well, looking on the bright side-if it’s working we should see results very soon!
My trainers were both super positive about it, so I just need to focus on making her comfortable, happy and sound! Hopefully this does it!
Anybody have any personal experience with the legend IV stuff? I’d appreciate any extra info.