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A Sore Foot

11 May

I noticed Haley standing off and not putting weight on her hoof.  It only took a glance to see why.

The whole joint was swollen.  You can see on the side where there was an initial injury–probably a sliver.  Not much pus came out when I tried to drain it.  I put her up north with Caroline and started her on a five-day course of penicillin.

Caroline and Haley (with Chunky Boy behind)

I just missed the vet’s office being open, so I called the next day to make sure I didn’t need to do anything else.

Haley and Chunky

Poor girl got another long-acting antibiotic, a pain killer/anti-inflammatory and a steroid.  She is mad at me for all the shots.

And sadly, it doesn’t seem to be doing any good.  I have one last ditch effort to try to help her–epsom salt soaks.  If that doesn’t work, she will probably get put down soon because she is in pain and it will eventually go septic.