What has been your horse's most expensive injury to date? Let's exclude maintenance things, like hock injections and the magical monthly package of MSM. What single episode blew your savings or left you boiling ramen? If you want to get technical about it, time is money, too.
2014 sort of sucked for us. In the span of this year, Archie had an episode of colic, the abscess from hell, and tried to amputate his leg. Prior to this year, he's had minor swollen legs and eyes. He got cast in his once with no injuries, I think he had one other abscess, maybe, his hocks and fetlock injected, and a sore back.
When I initially planned this post, I had wanted to talk about how the abscess was cheaper than the colic financially, but the drain of wasted time was greater.
But now that The Kick has happened, both of those have been overshadowed. But, really, not by much:
It wins as the biggest time suck and most costly non-maintenance thing to happen to us. I do want to say, though, that I have the absolute best veterinarian ever and he has, thankfully, not charged me for any rechecks, the debridement, the time he's reviewed photos and answered questions, or even the radiographs that he sent to UGA. I am beyond appreciative. (Ideas for thank you gifts for a mobile vet are also appreciated.) If any of y'all find yourselves in the Deep South, I'll hook you up. :)
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