Hello, Hello, Hello ! :-) lol
Another long day at work today :-(. Yesterday I also worked but managed to go right after to check on my horse. He's doing okay, pus is still draining from his hoof but he is walking much better, I must say though a lot of horse people are sooooooooooooooo dramatic. Jeeeeeeze....... I don't even know where to start. The vet apparently was concerned and told the barn manager that he thinks he needs an xray to see what's going on ( arrgggghhhhh money sucking bastards) what the hell does he mean what is going on?! Pus is draining from his hoof, most likely an abscess BUT NO, he must check to see. Well anyway word spread around the barn ( lol the barn is technically like high school all over again, filled with girls/women who like to gossip and tell everyone what's going on with everyone's horse and who's doing what, and what they did at the shows etc. I try and stay out of it and not spread gossip to everyone) . Well anyway, I get text messages and people coming up to me saying "ohh you HAVE to xray, you just have to. It doesn't matter what it costs, you HAVE to do it! " OR WHAT! I don't care about my horse? right and therefore I am a bad horse owner.... these people are the vets cheer leaders honestly, helping them make whatever money they can. Like I don't know why they can't see that I know my horse, last time my horse had an abscess for 3 weeks! and none of the topical treatments were working, only when I gave my horse antibiotics the stuff cleared up. Basically the vet is worried because he hasn't seen an abscess this long... it's only been a week and a half since the abscess started and NOW he is on antibiotics.
So I don't know, now I am kind of stuck with going with the xray BUT not because these people are pushing me into it but because I recently thought of something that MIGHT be a reason for his lameness and the puss etc. Couple weeks ago when someone was disinfecting his hoof, it was too strong for him, so he freaked out and started stomping his hoof around to try and get the stuff off which caused him to bleed. Now, do I think he fractured it? No, he might have bruised it but that is all. Now, I am only going to xray for this reason and have a piece of mind that he did nothing wrong to himself.
Note to everyone: Stay out of the horse world, it is crazy like actually lol. It is mostly filled with over dramatic people ( not all though, I know a couple horse people who are actually cool but most of them have moved to other barns, I MISS YOU ALL SANE PEOPLE!! )