Wednesday, 30 October 2013


Allie saw the vet today. After nerve blocks up to the hock and a bunch of radiographs the vet found something that made my stomach drop.

Allie has a stress fracture to the left hind cannon bone that is articulating with the tarsus (the hock).

Oh jeez.

We don't know how, probably just from stuffing around in the paddock like a mad thing. She is on 6 weeks stall rest (UGH) and will get another set of rads to see how it's healing at the other end of 6 weeks.

Because it's articular we are concerned that there may be complications depending on how it heals in the hock joint.

So, basically, my horse has a broken leg. I'M ALLOWED TO BE MELODRAMATIC. Shut up :(



Kate said...

Oh my goodness, YES, you are allowed to be feeling a bit down after a dx like that. I am glad you got an answer and I will send "good healing" thoughts your way. Poor Allie!

Dom said...

OMG!!! I'm glad you found it before it got any worse. How SCARY. Sending thoughts for a full recovery and a peaceful stall rest...

SheMovedtoTexas said...

Boo! But at least you found it and the six weeks will fly by.

Val said...

I feel so badly for you and your pony. :(