Saturday, May 2, 2009

Update on Panama's mystery injury

I got out to the barn for a little bit with Emma yesterday evening, and while I was there I checked on Panama's swollen knee.

I solved the problem of Panama pulling his leg away from me: I stood on the other side and lifted his left front leg with my right hand, and then positioned myself so that I could check his right front knee with my left hand.

Now that the swelling has gone down, I can see a small cut, about three quarters of an inch long, slicing diagonally across his knee. It is closed and healing, but it verifies my suspicions that he either banged his knee or got caught by someone else's hoof. I'm relieved to be able to tell what caused the swelling!

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At May 2, 2009 at 8:44 PM, Blogger Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Well, I'm glad the swelling went down and you can tell that it was an injury from the outside in as opposed to the inside out.

 
At May 2, 2009 at 11:13 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

Me too! I was fairly certain he had just banged it, because of how localized the swelling was, but I was worried about the possibility of an internal injury, too. Particularly when he stopped letting me mess with it!

 

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