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horse with dislocated shoulder??

Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by bobnhawks315, May 12, 2012.

  1. jumpthemoon

    jumpthemoon Senior Member+

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    Sorry to read this. I suggest you keep the horse confined in a stall or very small paddock and give pain relief Bute or Banamine until the Vet gets there.
     
  2. bobnhawks315

    bobnhawks315 Senior Member

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    im probly going to be barrly able to pay the bill to take him to the vet. an emergency call is going to cost 175 just for him to come out so thats out of the question. im going to call around and see if any rescues will take him but i really hardly doubt it. and yes he is in a stall with some bute. i couldnt even give him away with his sore/arthritic hocks and now this? this all happened right before i put him up for sale. he didnt have the arthritic hock problem before i put him for sale. but i have to ask did you guys notice any problems with your horses shoulders before they got dislocated? i did have the vet check him for his sore/arthritic hock problem but from the way he like hops at the lope and wont trot to the righ i have to wonder if he had other problems with his shoulder all of these problems started happening with the last month. the vet did check his legs and he is a chiro but i have to wonder if he had something going on in there. this just totally sucks. hes got such awesome breeding as well and for him to have all these problems and be so young is such a bummer.
     
  3. IIIBarsV

    IIIBarsV Senior Member+

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    ICE THAT EVERY DAY x4. Start right now.

    You need some serious anti-inflammatory action happening on it, and oral meds are too slow-acting for the kind of effect you need.

    Get a massage therapist and have them and your vet present at the same time once you have diagnosis--- if it is a dislocation.

    If it's broken but hasn't displaced (hairline, fragments, etc), you CAN heal that horse successfully with aggressive icing, anti-inflammatories, stall rest, and increased mineral intake. It CAN be done if everything is still "in the same place."

    If the bone is broke completely through and has moved, chipped off a ton or displaced, success would be dependent on surgery to stabilize the bone and a TON of complementary therapies (GameReady would be a MUST), electromagnetics.

    Rehabilitation is possible, but takes a ton of effort, close monitoring, and complementary therapies.
     
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  4. Asfaloth

    Asfaloth Senior Member

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    No not in my case. The injury my mare received occurred when we took a very steep steep hill slide and instead of sitting her on her tail and sliding straight down I tried to take it at an angle and her front end went spread eagle and slid. The shoulder that popped was the one on the down hill side. She was such a trooper that I didn't even know she hurt herself until we were almost home.
     
  5. bobnhawks315

    bobnhawks315 Senior Member

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    and what ended up happening to your horse?
     
  6. Asfaloth

    Asfaloth Senior Member

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    My horse? I told you earlier in the thread. a month of rest, MSM for inflamation, massage and Chiro treatments and she is perfectly sound to ride. Not really expensive just took some time to let her rest and heal and then starting her back up easy to get back into condition.
     
  7. PaintedFate

    PaintedFate Senior Member

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    vet and or Chiro my friend has an older horse and the chiro comes every 6 months . we put our horses bodies through so many things his shoulder comes dislocated right before every chiro vist but has become more tolerant with msm, felxi treats.
     
  8. Widget

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    If he also has hind end issues and you cannot afford him or find a home for him I think you should have him put down. You can't travel a horse with a dislocated leg it is just cruel IMO. Have the vet come out and PTS then pay the bill by installments. Can you imagine the pain he must be in?
     
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  9. dallasbarnone

    dallasbarnone Senior Member

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    Im with Widget, sounds like hes got enough problems with the hocks , but adding in the shoulder, you can't afford him, no one is going to take him for riding.. if anything they will end up sending him to auction to make blood money, and hes got another week or more of being forced to move and be on that leg, trailering is not fair to him either.. at least give him some peace-- its about him and his comfort, from what i read, its the only fair thing to do for him.. he needs to move on the arthritic hocks, but can't on a painful shoulder, can't lay down and get up , or if he does you will end up with an emergency call and paying for him to be PTS as well...
     
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  10. happygolucky

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    Seriously this horse is in alot of pain and not fair if you cannot afford to vet him or barely feed him as you mentioned. If he has arthritic hocks and is in pain along with a shoulder either dislocated or broke, which you still are unsure, then I hope your vet does well for him when he does come out today as you mentioned Monday? If you cannot afford the therapy to nurse him back from his injury or his health issues and finding a home or rescue is not an option then humanely euthanizing him so he doesn not suffer would be something to consider. Good luck.
     
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