Lost in the Maze!

Woman lost in a maze .
Image by Pizcard

I am not the woman in purple lost in that maze but sometimes I feel like I am. At the end of last week Biasini’s right front leg was puffy. I got the vet out and he was jogged . At first Lynsey thought she saw some uneveness in his stride. But the vet said:”That’s not the front leg.It’s his hind legs are stiff.” She suggested Lynsey ride him and that the movement would help the stiffness and the puffiness in the right front leg as well. There was a small cut on the right front and she left us some antibiotics to give him to help clear up any infection. Also she suggested wrapping the leg overnight with an animalintex poultice to draw out any thing that was there. We did that. Also my husband went to the local tack store and bought a stall pad for his door.

This pads the front door of his stall with a foam pad that is in a plastic cover. This is because he has a bad habit of banging his stall door when he wants attention or thinks it’s time to be fed. He does this by kicking the door with his front leg. We all felt that this was something that was not helping that right front leg. And just to top it all off he is entered in a show at the end of the week. Timing is everything!

The next day the right front was better but not 100% better. And he was no longer banging the door of his stall as much. His hind legs had also been wrapped and they looked ok.But when Lynsey rode him she said he felt tight in his back and hindquarters. The next day (Sunday) he had 20 minutes in the magnetic blanket. This blanket has helped some of the other horses with stiffness and soreness of muscles. . Lynsey was booked in for a lesson with Coach Belinda Trusell. Lynsey walked Biasini and when Belinda came in to the arena she picked up the trot. It didn’t look right. He was not lame but he was not moving with his usual freedom. So the lesson was cancelled and the vet was called. She came out later on Monday afternoon. And what did she find?

Biasini came out of his stall and was walking very stiffly. The vet felt his front leg and said”Cellulitis. He’s got celliulitis” .She told Lynsey and me that in the Florida jungle any small cut or scratch can end up like this. This is what was affecting both his front leg and his right hind leg, where he had a new scrape, and this would account for how he was moving. She then told us that she would give him an IV injection of an antibiotic and also an injection of a diuretic to get rid of the fluid in the two legs. She also did an ultrasound to rule out any possible tendon injuries. There were none.

What a relief. Cellulitis is not great but it is a lot better than a tendon injury that would have him on stall rest and no work for several months. The vet will come out again tomorrow to see how its going and may well give him more medication. She said if it clears up quickly it is possible he could go to the show. If it does not then she will give me a veterinary certificate and I should be able to get some or all of my entry money back.

So ..I can see my way out of the maze now. And I recalled that when I first arrived in Wellington at the end of December I had cellulitis in my forearm. I had to have an IV infusion of antibiotics. Mine cleared up well so I hope Biasini’s will too.

Head of horse wearing a double bridle.

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31 responses to “Lost in the Maze!”

  1. Emma Cownie Avatar

    I no idea that there was such a thing as cellulitis that both humans and animals can get. I hope he recovers well.

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  2. J.W.S. Avatar

    I wish a speedy recovery. You are a wonderful person for him.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      He is doing well so far so I’m optimistic. Thanks JWS

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  3. Lillian-Keith Avatar

    I hope Biasini will feel better soon πŸ™‚

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Today he is much better and the vet came out to give him some more meds.She will come again tomorrow and jog him and do a complete assessment.

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    2. anne leueen Avatar

      Thanks he’s much better today

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      1. Lillian-Keith Avatar

        Yay! That’s great news πŸ™‚

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        1. anne leueen Avatar

          Yes it is 😊

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  4. Lavinia Ross Avatar

    Wishing Biasini a speedy recovery, Anne.

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  5. Avery Avatar

    Goodness! We are so blessed to have the team of people we do helping us with our animals. Heal up, B. I am glad y’all have been on top of it. Cellulitis can get out of hand.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      YEs it can but the vet come out today and said he is doing well and it looks like he’s getting better. She will come again tomorrow, jog him and do a complete assessment.

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  6. Cee Neuner Avatar

    Hope all ends up well with Basini πŸ˜€

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Cee. I think it will.

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  7. Sue (Mac's Girl) Avatar

    I hope Biasini will be back to full strength soon.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Sue.πŸ’•

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  8. Pepper Avatar

    Anne, I found myself getting more and more concerned for Biasini as I read your post. So glad he is on the mend. Hoping it clears up quickly. 😊

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you I appreciate your comment very much.πŸ’•

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  9. whippetwisdom Avatar

    We’re so sorry to hear sweet Biasini has cellulitis Anne and we wish him a speedy recovery πŸ™ Much love to you and yours and please give sweet Biasini a gentle pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŽ xxx

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you so much XeniaπŸ’•

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  10. The Backyard Horse Blog Avatar

    That’s an upsetting series of events. Caught in a maze and feeling like you can’t find your way out-That’s a good way to describe the feeling of uncertainty when you are dealing with a horse health issue. Hope Biasini is doing much better very soon.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you for your supportive comment ❀️

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  11. Michele Lee Avatar

    Sorry to read Biasini is having issues. Praying for a speedy recovery. Gorgeous photo!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you MicheleπŸ’•

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  12. Diana Avatar

    Aww, I’m so sorry this is happening to Biasini. I’m glad the vet was able to figure out what was going on with his stiffness, swelling and slight lameness. Sending healing thoughts and pray for full recovery soon! β€οΈπŸ™πŸ΄πŸ₯•

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Diana. I appreciate those healing thoughts and prayers. πŸ’•

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  13. etikser Avatar

    Hope things clear up quickly.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you so much!

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  14. bushboy Avatar

    A big scratch for Biasini πŸ™‚

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Many thanks 😊

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  15. Laura Avatar

    Anne I’m so glad to know that what was wrong with Biasini was fixable, I’m sure it was a huge relief for you. It’s interesting that you had the same affliction when you arrived in Florida. Not only because of having him in the show but because he’s a dear friend to you. I’m happy he’s okay and will heal.

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